Andrea Volterra#


Andrea Volterra
Email:andrea.volterra 'at' unil.ch
Membership Number:2416
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:avolterra
Elected:2006
Homepage: http://www.unil.ch/dbcm/page76078_en.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 Co-Director, Department of Cell Biology and Morphology (DBCM), University of Lausanne
  • 2003 Chairman, Steering Committee Cellular Imaging Facility, University Lausanne and University Hospital (CHUV)
  • 2001 Full Professor of Cell Biology and Histology, Department of Cell Biology and Morphology (IBCM), Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne
  • 2001 - Scientific Committee, Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CEND), University of Milan
  • 1999 - 2001 Associate Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan
  • 1995 - 1999 Deputy Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan
  • 1990 - 1999 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan
  • 1989 Chief, Lab. Pharmacology of Neuroprotection, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan
  • 1988 - 1989 Associate Research Scientist at Center for Neurobiology and Behavior Columbia University and HHMI, New York, USA
  • 1986 - 1987 Post-doctoral Research Scientist at Department of Pharmacology, Columbia University, New York, USA (Lab. Prof. S.A. Siegelbaum)
  • 1983 - 1985 Ph.D. student and winner of Dean’s Fellowship at University of Milan, Center of Neuropharmacology (Lab: Prof. G. Racagni)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience

Honours and Awards
  • 2006 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1983 - 1985Winner on competition of a Dean's Fellowship for Ph.D. students in Pharmacology, University of Milan
  • 1986 Winner of a Fellowship from the President of Columbia University of New York, to work as Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Pharmacology
  • 1988 Winner of a Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to work as an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior of Columbia University
  • 1990 Awarded of Prize for Best Young Investigator from the Italian Society of Neuroscience
  • 1999 Awarded of “Novartis Price” for Research in Neurosciences from Italian Society of Neuroscience

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