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Prof. SANDRO COSCONATI

Education and training. Prof. Sandro Cosconati received his Masters Degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Technologies "summa cum laude" at the University of Naples “Federico II”. In December, 2006 he received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry with a thesis entitled " Characterizing the 1,4-Dihydropyridines Binding Interactions in the L-type Ca2+ Channel: Model Construction and Docking Calculations " University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2007 he was Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA Prof. Dr. A. J. Olson Laboratory. In 2011 Dr. Cosconati moved to the DiSTABiF Department of SUN, Caserta, Italy to become Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. From September 2015 he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the biotech company Abilita Bio IncSan Diego, CA-92121, USA.

Awards and Honors. In September 2013 he has been awarded “Best Young Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry” by the Italian Chemical Society (Farmindustria Prize).




Dr. SALVATORE DI MARO

(Assistant Professor)

Education and training. Dr. Salvatore di Maro received his Master's Degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Technologies "summa cum laude" at the University of Naples “Federico II”. In December 2008 he received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry with a thesis entitled "Efficient Solid-Phase Synthesis of FK228 Analogues as Potent  Antitumoral Agents" University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2006 he  was Research Associate at The University of Texas at Dallas Research  Institute, Richardson, TX, USA Prof. Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn Laboratory. In 2009 he received a postdoctoral fellowship by the STRAIN project of the Regione Campania. Check PubMed for his publications.

In 2015 Dr. Di Maro was the recipient of the prestigious SIR GRANT and he is now the co-PI of the LAB!!! 

Email: salvatore.dimaro@unicampania.it



Dr. STEFANO TOMASSI

(Postdoc)




Education and training. Dr. Stefano Tomassi graduated in 2009 in Medicinal Chemistry and Technologies “summa cum laude” at the “Sapienza” University of Rome. In May 2014 he received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry writing on a thesis entitled “Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of small molecules as modulators of histone methyltransferases and demethylases” University of Naples “Federico II”. In June 2014 he got a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the TU Dortmund, Germany, in Prof. D. Rauh Laboratory. Since March 2016 Dr. Tomassi is a Research Associate at the DiSTABiF Department of SUN, Caserta, Italy. Check PubMed for his publications.

Email: stefa.tomassi@gmail.com






GIORGIO AMENDOLA

(PhD candidate)




Education and training.
Giorgio Amendola graduated in 2016 in in Pharmacy at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. In November 2016 he entered the e
ntered the PhD program in Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. In July 2017: visiting fellow at the Biomedical Research Foundation - Academy of Athens in the Drug Discovery Laboratory of Professor Zoe Cournia to study FEP methodologies. His main interests reside in the application of advanced docking and MD simulations to design polypharmacological compounds as anticancer agents.  Check PubMed for his publications.

Email: giorgio.amendola@unicampania.it