Luisa de Sanctis works as Researcher at the Department of Public Health and Pediatrics Sciences of the University of Torino, Italy.
She has gained clinical expertises in the neonatal field working for 20 years in the Subintensive Neonatal Unit of the main Children Hospital of Torino, Italy; she is the Head of the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology Unit of the same hospital.
Her major fields of interest in neonatology have been rare diseases, clinical genetics, perinatal endocrinology and the auxological-endocrine and metabolic outcomes of SGA and IUGR newborns, She’s also involved in the auxological issues and in endocrine disorders of the evolutive age.
She is Professor at the School of Medicine in the degree Courses for medical doctors, nurses, and paediatric nurses at the University of Torino; she also teaches Auxology and Pediatric Endocrinology at the Pediatrics post-degree specialization course and within Neonatology and Pediatric Endocrinology National Masters.
She is an active member of scientific national societies. In particular, she has coordinated several study groups within the Italian Society of Neonatology and the Italian Society of Pediatric Endocrinology where she has been referee of different research projects. She has extensive research experience in Ca/P metabolism alterations and disorders and rare inherited diseases. She’s a member of the EuroPHPnet, a European network aimed to decipher the complex pathogenetic mechanisms and correct management of the Gs-alpha protein-related disorders.
The results of her basic and clinical research projects have been published as peer-reviewed papers in high impact scientific journals and presented and discussed as lectures or oral contributions at national and international meetings.
SGA and IUGR new-born; Ca/P metabolism; Neonatal hypo and hyperglycaemia; Perinatal endocrinology; Auxology and Endocrine disorders in the evolutive age; Clinical genetics; Rare endocrine disorders.