ACADEMICS
SERGIO CASERTA
FILIPPO CAUSA
MARIO CESARELLI
DIEGO DI BERNARDO
FANNY FICUCIELLO
MASSIMILIANO FRALDI
FRANCESCO GENTILE
NINO GRIZZUTI
STEFANO GUIDO
GIOVANNI IANNIRUBERTO
PIER LUCA MAFFETTONE
COSTANTINO MENNA
PAOLO A. NETTI
SILVIA PARISI
MARGHERITA RUOPPOLO
TOMMASO RUSSO
BRUNO SICILIANO
GIOVANNA TOMAIUOLO
MAURIZIO VENTRE
Tommaso Russo Tommaso Russo received the M.D. degree in 1976 at University of Naples. After the Residency at “A. Cardarelli” Hospital in Naples from 1976 to 1979, he was a Staff Researcher of the Italian National Research Council and in 1988 became Associate Professor of Cellular Biochemistry at the 2nd Medical School of the University of Naples. From 1990 he was Full Professor of Biochemistry and from 1995 of Molecular biology of the University of Napoli Federico II, where he directed the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology from 2007 and then the Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology from 2013.
He worked as Guest Scientist at the Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA.
He obtained several research grants from private (AIRC, Telethon, Italy, Alzheimer Association, USA) and public (European Commission, ISS, CNR, Ministry of University and Research, Ministry of Health, etc.) Institutions. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry from 2003 to 2015. Main recent research interests of Dr Russo concerned with gene regulation in embryonic stem cells and in their differentiation.
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SELECTED PUBBLICATIONS:
  1. Rinaldi L, et al. praja2 regulates KSR1 stability and mitogenic signaling. Cell Death Dis. 2016; 7:e2230.
  2. Navarra A, et al. Hmga2 is necessary for Otx2-dependent exit of embryonic stem cells from the pluripotent ground state. BMC Biol. 2016; 14:24.
  3. Musto A, et al. miR-23a, miR-24 and miR-27a protect differentiating ESCs from BMP4-induced apoptosis. Cell Death Differ. 2015; 22:1047-57.
  4. Parisi S, et al. A regulatory loop involving Dies1 and miR-125a controls BMP4 signaling in mouse embryonic stem cells. FASEB J. 2012; 26:3957-68.
  5. Parisi S, et al. Direct targets of Klf5 transcription factor contribute to the maintenance of mouse embryonic stem cell undifferentiated state. BMC Biol. 2010; 8:128.