EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Sapienza University of Rome
Born in Anacapri (Naples), Italy, Dec. 3rd, 1947. Graduated in Medicine in 1971, is Full Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. Author of more than 250 publications, most of them published in peer-reviewed journals (including Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Pharmacological Reviews, The Journal of Neuroscience, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, etc). Editor of books (Raven Press, N.Y.) in the field of Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology. More recently he has explored the role of endocannabinoids and related lipid signals in the modulation of cognitive functions, feeding behavior, and psychiatric disorders. He has carried out part of his research activity in Switzerland (Institut fur Toxicologie der Universitat, Zurich) and in USA (Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD). General Secretary of the Italian Society of Toxicology (1986-1992), Temporary Adviser of WHO and Member of the Steering Committee of WHO/IPCS (Neurotoxicity Assessment 1989-1995), Member of the Executive Committee of EUROTOX (1991-1993) and Italian Society of Neurosciences (1993-1996), President of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (1999-2003). Member of National University Council (2006-2010), Member of the Scientific Committee of the School of Pharmacy at the University of “Tor Vergata”, Rome (2008-present), Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Italian Institute of Technology (2009-present). Scientific coordinator of projects funded by WHO, EPA, Italian Ministry of Education, National Research Council, Italian Ministry of Health. Referee for international journals of Pharmacology and Toxicology and for national and international research grant applications.
Author of more than 250 publications on scientific journals and of several books and book chapters in the field of Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology. Dr Cuomo’s research activity has been mainly addressed to the evaluation of neurobehavioural, neurochemical and electrophysiological changes produced in rats by the developmental exposure to psychotherapeutic agents, drugs of abuse, and environmental chemicals. More recently he has explored the effects of chemicals influencing the endocannabinoid system in animal models of psychiatric disorders. In particular, he has explored the role of endocannabinoids and related lipid signals in the modulation of cognitive functions, feeding behaviour, anxiety and mood tone.
All these researches have been funded by WHO, EPA, Italian Ministry of Education, National Research Council, Italian Ministry of Health.