Diego FeroneDepartment of Endocrinological & Medical Sciences, Center of Exellence for Biomedical Research, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy F1000 Faculty Member (since 04 December 2008)
Diego Ferone is Assistant Professor at the Department of Endocrinological & Medical Sciences, at the University of Genova.
Degree in Medicine, licence to practice and postgraduate degree in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (Chair: Professor Gaetano Lombardi), granted at the 2nd School of Medicine, 'Federico II' University of Naples, Italy. PhD degree in Neuroendocrinology granted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, at the Erasmus University, Department of Internal Medicine, Dijkzigt Hospital (Chair: Professor Steven WJ Lamberts).
In 1999 Dr Ferone was awarded with a grant from the Italian Society of Endocrinology for a project entitled: The role of somatostatin receptors in immune cells. Dr Ferone has been involved in studies on the physiopathology of pituitary tumors and the medical therapy of acromegaly, as well as the treatment of hypopituitarism and neuroendocrine tumors. Moreover, he spent more than four years in the laboratory of neuroendocrinology at the Erasmus University, in The Netherlands, where he was involved in studies on physiopathology of somatostatin and dopamine receptors in the immune and neuroendocrine systems. He participated as investigator or co-investigator in more than 10 phase III and IV clinical trials in the field of neuroendocrinology and metabolic diseases. Dr Ferone is author of more than 130 articles published on International Journals and presented more than 100 lectures in international and national meetings. Dr Ferone is author of 8 chapters of book in the field of endocrinology and is an official teacher at the post-graduate course of the European Society Endocrinology (ESE).
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