Dr. Vittorio Gentile received his Medical degree at University of Naples “Federico II” in 1984 with summa cum laude, in 1990 PhD in Biochemical Sciences and in 1991 specialization in Neurology at University of Naples “Federico II”. In 1986 he was Fellow at the Laboratorio di Tossicologia Comparata ed Ecotossicologia, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy. From 1988 to 1991 he was Fellow at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas-Medical School, Houston. In 1991 he was Scientific consultant for Fidia Inc., Abano Terme and from 1992 to 1993 he was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas-Medical School at Houston. From 1991 to 2001 he was Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, II University of Naples and from 2001 to date he is Researcher in Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Indexed scientific output consists of about 50 publications in international journals with good disclosure in the scientific fields of reference (1985 citations and 21 H-index to date). His scientific works has been focused essentially to the biochemistry and molecular biology of Transglutaminase 2 in relation to the molecular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration. Also, worth mentioning the Dr. Gentile's contribution appears in an international patent entitled "Human Tissue Transglutaminase Gene Clone as Device to Detect Celiac Disease." U.s. Patent No.: UTHSCH/HOU: 001GS (4/24/2000). Dr. Gentile is Editor of several international journals including Recent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery (Regional Editor) and Translational Medicine Reports (Section Editor) and works as Grant Reviewer for the Medical Research Council (UK). Dr. Gentile has also received funding from both the Campania region and as Scientific Director of numerous projects from Telethon and AIRC.
Dr. Vittorio Gentile's research is focused on the Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) characterization in normal and pathological cellular events (cell growth and differentiation, adhesion, apoptosis) by molecular biology, immunological and biochemical studies.