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Alessandro Poli

Adjunct professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Alessandro Poli was born in Roccafluvione (Ascoli Piceno, Italy) on October 2nd, 1943. 1973: degree in Biology Sciences at University of Bologna. 1979: was spent in Norway (Oslo) at the Department of Tissue Culture of the Norsk Hydro's Institute for Cancer Research working on the control of protein synthesis in hepatocyte and hepatoma cell coltures. 1987: winner of the competition as Associate Professor of General Physiology in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Bologna. 1987: member of American Neuroscience Society 1990: member of Purine Club 1987 to date: teacher of General Physiology, Animal ecophysiology and Marine Physiology in the faculties of Biological Sciences and Natural Sciences of University of Bologna.
Apart the first period of research regarding hepatic metabolism, the scientific interest was focused on several neurobiology fields, in particular on the function of excitatory aminoacidic neurotransmitters in different vertebrate brain areas and their modulation by adenosine receptors and the interaction between adenosine and metabotropic glutamate receptors on vulnerability to hypoxic brain damage. At present, the field of interest was moved also to guanosine and its modulatory functions, together with the roles of the enzymes involved in purine salvage pathway of the central nervous system. Over 60 articles in International Journals have been published.