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Letizia Polito

Assistant professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: MED/04 Experimental Medicine and Pathophysiology

Curriculum vitae

 EDUCATION

PhD in Experimental Pathology - University of Bologna

Thesis entitled “Immunotoxins specific for tumour cells derived from epithelial and lymphoid malignancies” Supervisor: Prof. Fiorenzo Stirpe

 Professional qualification as chartered biologist

Degree in Biological Sciences (BiolD) (110/110 cum laude) - University of Bologna

Thesis entitled “Immunotoxins specific for lymphocyte antigens”

Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Meucci” Sannicandro Garganico (FG) (60/60)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2010- Present. Assistant Professor at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna

2001- 2010. Research technician at the Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna

1999- 2001. Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna, for researches on “Ribosome inactivating proteins: research in animal tissues”

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

-  ASSOCIATE EDITOR for  “Frontiers in Pharmacology” section Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, ISSN: 1663-9812.

Member of the Editorial Board of the journals:

-  Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN: 1875-5992. 

Biomedicines, ISSN 2227-9059.

Member of the jury of the Italian "National Prize for Science Communication" (2014)

 

GUEST EDITOR OF SPECIAL ISSUE AND RESEARCH TOPIC

2020 - Guest editor for the Special Issue "Antibody Based Delivery of Toxins and Other Active Molecules for Cancer Therapy" - “Biomedicines”. ISSN 2227-9059. Impact Factor: 4.717 Q1

2019 - Guest editor for the Special Issue "Toxin and Immunotoxin Based Therapeutic Approaches"" - “Toxins”. ISSN 2072-6651. Impact Factor: 3.531 Q1

2019 - Frontiers Topic Editor for the Research Topic “Toxic Plant Proteins as Experimental Drugs for Human Pathologies” - “Frontiers Frontiers in Pharmacology (Section Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery)”. ISSN 1663-9812. Impact Factor: 4.225 Q1

2017 - Guest editor for the Special Issue "Immunoconjugates" - “Biomedicines”. ISSN 2227-9059. Impact Factor: 4.717 Q1

 

Reviewer for international journals:

ANTIBODIES (ISSN 2073-4468), BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL (ISSN Print: 0264-6021, ISSN Electronic: 1470-8728), BIOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY (Online ISSN: 1470-8744), BMC PLANT BIOLOGY (ISSN: 1471-2229), FUTURE ONCOLOGY (ISSN 1479-6694), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER (ISSN: 1097-0215), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOMEDICINE (ISSN: 1178-2013), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY (ISSN: 1791-2423), JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY (ISSN: 0022-1910). MOLECULES (ISSN 1420-3049), PLOS One (ISSN 1932-6203), SCIENZE E RICERCHE (ISSN 2283-5873), SM JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS, SPRINGER PLUS (ISSN: 2193-1801)

 

PUBLICATIONS

The results obtained  have been published as more than 89 papers in international journals. The average Impact Factor (2020) value is 5.441.

The obtained results have been frequently presented to national and international meetings, with 60 publications in meeting proceedings and 21 abstracts published on international journals.


CITATIONS:

- SCOPUS,  WEB OF SCIENCE , more than 2800 , h-index = 33;

- GOOGLE SCHOLAR, more than 3900, h-index = 39, i10-index =62.

 

TEACHING (Course units)

Current academic year:

"General Pathology Lab-based Course" Single cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery

“Cell and Tissue Modifications” Single cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery

“General Pathology” 1st cycle Degree programme in Physiotherapy

 

Past academic years:

"General Pathology and Physiopathology" Single cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery

“History of Medicine” 1st cycle Degree programme in Midwifery

“History of Medicine” 1st cycle Degree programme in Dental Hygiene

“Bioethics and History of Bioethics” 1st Level Degree Course in Dental Hygiene

"General Pathology" for the 1st Level Degree Course in Dietetics

 

2001- Present. Numerous lectures and seminars in several courses at the University of Bologna

2001- Present. Member of the examination board in several courses at the University of Bologna

2000- Present. Laboratory tutor for students of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, Medicine and Biotechnologies

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