Antonio Zaza

University of Milan, Italy
Lecture Title: 
"Toward pharmacological modulation of SERCA function: why and how"

Born: Milano, January 13, 1956
Citizenship: Italian
1981 : Graduation cum laude in Medicine (Università degli Studi di Milano)
1984 : Specialty in Cardiology (Università degli Studi di Milano)
1982/86: Research Fellow (Centro di Fisiologia Clinica e Ipertensione, Università degli Studi di Milano)
1986/89: Research Scientist (Dept. of Pharmacology, Columbia University, New York).
Foreign languages: English, Spanish
1990-2000: Assistant Professor of Physiology (Università degli Studi di Milano and Milano-Bicocca)
2000- : Professor of Physiology (Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca)
2004-2006: Vice-Chairman of the Dept. of Biotechnology and Bioscience (Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca)
2004- : Faculty member of the PhD School in Translational Medicine (DIMET)
2006-2009: Chair of the Graduation Course in Biology (Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca).
2016-2017: “Hein J. Wellens” Visiting Professor at CARIM, Maastricht University (NL)
International member of PhD thesis-committees in foreign universities (Amsterdam, Edimburgh, Maastricht, Madrid, Utrecht, etc.).
Participation to international organizations:
2002- : Nucleus member - Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology (EWGCCE)
2002-2004: Vice-chair of EWGCCE
2004-2006: Chair of EWGCCCE
2004- : Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
2005-2009: Member of the educational committee of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).
2007-2009: Member of the European Relation Committee for Research of the European Society of Cardiology
2017-2019: Member of the ESC Guideline Task Force for Supraventricular Arrhythmias
Editorial Activity
2012 – : Deputy Editor of Europace (Official Journal of the European Heart Rhythm Association)
2018 - : Associate Editor of Frontiers Arrhythmias
Member of the Editorial Board of: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacolgy,
Reviewer for international journals in the field of cardiovascular cell physiology and pharmacology
Referee for the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) and foreign (Israel, Spain, Holland) funding agencies. Publications
Articles (Scopus indexed): 122; h index 32
Books (as Editor): 2
Field of expertise: Cardiac cell pathophysiology and pharmacology, with a focus on: mechanisms of cardiac pacemaking, mechanisms of cardiac repolarization, intracellular calcium dynamics and excitation-contraction coupling
The laboratory directed by Dr. Zaza works on both public and private (industry) funding:
2004- 2007: European FP6 Strategic Project “SC&CR”: “Application and process optimization of human cells for cardiac repair”
2005-2007 : MIUR Interlink Collaborative Project with INSERM U-637, Montpellier FR
2007-2009 : Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) on myocardial effects of chronic hypoxia
2009- 2013 : Gilead (Palo Alto, USA) for investigation on the Late Na+ current
2014-2018: CVie (Taiwan) for investigation on pharmacological modulation of SERCA activity
2015- : Windtree (USA) for investigation of pharmacological modulation of SERCA activity