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Santi Mario Spampinato

Full Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/14 Pharmacology

Head of Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Curriculum vitae

Santi Spampinato – Curriculum Vitae

Academic Year 1975-76 Doctoral Degree cum laude  obtained from the Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Catania.

May 1977-October1980. Fellow - Chair of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy - University of Catania. Specialization in Pharmacology.

October1980-December1981. " Research fellow " Addiction Research Foundation Stanford University.

January1982-June1984. University Researcher (group E070-Pharmacology disciplines), University of Catania.

June1984-October1992. University Researcher (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna). 

October1987-December 1988. " Visiting Scientist " - Mental Health Research Institute - University of Michigan (USA).

November 1988- October 2000  Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy II at the School of Specialization in Toxicology of the University of Bologna.

November 1992-September 2001. Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna.

November 1993-   member of the Council of the Professors of the Ph.D. program in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies - University. of Bologna.

November 1995-September 2001. Confirmed Associate Professor for the group of disciplines E070X – Pharmacology.

November 1997-  Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the School of Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy - University of Bologna.

October 1997-  Professor of Pharmacological  Biotechnology in the cours of Biotechnology.

October 2001- Full Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Bologna.

November 2003- Director of the Post-graduate School of Hospital Pharmacy of the University of Bologna.

November 2003 up to now. President of the Consiglio di Corso di Laurea in Pharmacy - Faculty of Pharmacy.


He has participated to the finalized CNR projects: Pain Control and Biotechnologies and Bioinstrumentation. Principal investigator of several contributions distributed from the CNR, the MIUR and the University of Bologna. Member of the following scientific society: Italian Society of Pharmacology; Italian Society of Neuroscience; European Neuroscience Association; Society for Neuroscience; New York Academy of Science, Endocrine Society.

Reserch activities

A) Characterization of neurotransmitter receptor-mediated information transduction, and its regulation across cell membranes.

B) Regulation of neuronal and non-neuronal gene transcription by transcription factors or extracellular signalling molecules.


Collaborations. Several collaborations are established with colleagues belonging to the following institutions: Cathlolic university of Louvain – University of Lille -  Uppsala University – Università di Bologna – Università di Catania – Istituto Superiore di Sanità.


Committee Activities.  Santi Spampinato is: a) in the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences – b) member of the committee of the University of Bologna for research founds; c) expert  in charge to evaluate research projects of the MIUR and CNR.

 Santi Spampinato is author of 135 papers published in international journals with impact factor and of 120 congress communications.