Rosalia Bertorelli joins the D3 department of IIT where she will pursue studies to characterize the mechanism of action and the screening of novel drugs developed within the department, setting up the appropriate in vivo animal disease models for acute and chronic pain, and neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Bertorelli graduated in Biological Sciencesat the University of Milan (Italy) and in the 1989 she obtained a PhD in Pharmacology from the Mario Negri Research Institute of Milan. She did her postdoctoral training in Neuropharmacology at the Mario Negri Research Institute of Milan and at Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and at INSERM - Institute of Pharmacology and Endocrinology, Montpellier, France. Montpellier, Fran
In 1993 she joined the Schering-Plough Research Institute at the San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park in Milan, where she was initially involved in studies on epilepsy, sleep disorders, cerebral ischemia and Parkinson’s disease. From 2001 to 2009, she was involved in early drug discovery research in neuropathic pain, supporting target validation, lead optimization and candidate selection processes. She was also part of International Project Teams coordinating a multidisciplinary team of scientists.
In her professional activity Dr Bertorelli holds 2 issued patents and she has published almost 50 original papers in leading peer reviewed journals.