University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Dr. Laura Dugo is an associate Professor of Food Chemistry at the Departmental Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Research unit of Food science and Nutrition), Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome (Italy). She has gained her degree in Pharmacy summa cum laude at the University of Messina (Italy) in 1997. Afterwards, she continued her studies in the United States, at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA) with a project about analytical technique for food analyses, and in the United Kingdom, where she obtained the PhD in Pharmacology at the William Harvey Research Institute (Queen Mary University of London) in 2006. Her research activity during the PhD focused on in-vivo experimental models of inflammation and shock, for the study of the biological modulation of the inflammatory process by pharmacological inhibitors of the insulin pathway. She was post-doctoral fellow at the department of Experimental Pathology of the same institute for two years, moving into in-vitro work and studying the immunological mediators of inflammation in human and murine cell models. In 2007, she returned to Italy as research assistant professor of Biochemistry at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. Her current research activity focuses on the study of bioactive compounds present in food, with particular interest to the modulation of the inflammatory process and the oxidative stress. Teaching activity involves Food Chemistry and Nutritional Biochemistry undergraduate and graduate classes. She is also part of the Doctoral school board. She is co-author of over 90 papers published on international journals with referee committee and presented her research data at many national and international meetings in form of poster or oral presentation. On January 2020, in Scopus database there are 91 documents with 4489 citations and H-index of 43.