Prof. Casolaro Vincenzo

Prof. Casolaro Vincenzo

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine, University of Salerno
Baronissi (Salerno), Italy

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Vincenzo Casolaro was born in Naples, Italy, in 1960. He received his M.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology from the Second University of Rome in 1995. Dr. Casolaro specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Florence in 1989. From 1992 to 1996 he was a Research Fellow in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Casolaro joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University and presently he is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the same institution. In 2008 he has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and in 2010 Associate Professor of Medicine, with tenure, at the University of Salerno, Italy. He is mainly interested in the immune mechanisms that regulate inflammation in allergic and autoimmune disorders, such as asthma, scleroderma, and celiac disease, and, specifically, the regulation of T-cell activation and effector function. He has been recipient of grants from the NIH, the American Heart Association and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Casolaro is or has been member of NIA and NHLBI study sections, the Johns Hopkins Immunology Council, the International Doctorate Program in Molecular Oncology and Endocrinology of the Federico II University, the Wellcome Trust, and the GTCbio 3rd Annual Immunodiagnostics & Immunomonitoring Conference, and is or has been in the editorial board of Current Opinion in Immunology, Frontiers in Bioscience, ISRN Immunology and the World Journal of Hematology.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Salerno School of Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research interests:

Regulation of T-cell effector function in allergic and autoimmune disease

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