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Ciro ISIDORO: Curriculum Vitae

Educational background

  • July 1983: first class degree with honor (Laurea “summa cum Laude”) Doctor in Biological Sciences at the University of Turin.
  • July 1984: National License as Doctor Biologist, University of Turin (Italy).
  • July 1999: first class degree with honor (Laurea “summa cum Laude”) Doctor in Medicine and Surgery at the “A. Avogadro” University of Novara.
  • March 2000: National License as Medical Doctor, Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)


Appointments and academic positions

  • 1983-1986: Research Assistant, post-Doctoral fellow at Department of Medicine and Experimental Oncology, University of Turin (I).
  • 1987-1988: visiting Postdoc fellow at Institute fuer Physiologische Chemie und Pathobiochemie, by Prof. A. Hasilik, University of Muenster (Germany).
  • 1989-1990: Wissenschaftler hilfskraft (Research assistant fellow) at Institute fuer Physiologische Chemie und Pathobiochemie; PhD student fellow (Wissenschaftlerhilfskraft) of the “Rerum Medicinalis” PhD program at Westfaelisch Wilhelms-Universitaet of Muenster (Germany).
  • 1990-1993: Research Associate at Department of Medicine and Experimental Oncology, University of Turin (I).
  • 1990-1992: Lecturer in Pathology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Turin (I).
  • 1993-1999 Assistant Professor (permanent position), Lecturer of Immunology and Pathology at University of Turin (Second Faculty of Sciences, Alessandria; Second Faculty of Medicine, Novara), Italy.
  • 2000- to date: Associate Professor of Pathology, Lecturer of Immunology, Cell Pathology, Experimental Oncology  and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, “A. Avogadro” University.
  • 1997 to date: Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Pathology at Dept. of Health Sciences, Novara, “A. Avogadro” University.


Temporary-visiting academic positions

  • 1993-1994: Visiting Scientist at INSERM Laboratoire de Biologie et Pathologie Moléculaires des Glycoprotéines, School of Medicine, X. Bichat Hospital, University of Paris.
  • 1996: Visiting Professor at Wayne State University, School of Medicine of Detroit, Department of Pharmacology (director: Prof. Bonnie F. Sloane).
  • 2000/2002: Visiting Professor at Institute fuer Physiologische Chemie, Klinikum der Philipps-Universitaet Marburg (D).
  • 2002/2008: Visiting Professor at Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology, University of Bristol (UK).
  • 2005 to 2009: overseas advisor of PhD students at Mahidol University, Bangkok (Thailand).
  • 2012: Visiting Professor at Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta Medical School.
  • 2012 to date: overseas advisor of PhD students at Chulalongkorn University and at Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand).
  • 2013-2014: Visiting Professor of Molecular Pathology at Mahidol University, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 2014: Visiting Professor of Experimental Oncology (Brain Pool Program) at Cancer Research Institute of  Seoul National University (South Korea)


Bibliometric indexes (from ISI Web of Knowledge)

  • Total publication: 103 (85 full papers on pubmed-medline)
  • Total Impact Factor: 435
  • Total citations: 1697
  • Hirsch Index: 23


27 full papers and chapters published in Books


184 poster/oral communication at National and International Congresses.



  • International Patent: "Simultaneous mixed site-specific mutagenesis method". Inventors: Carlo Follo, Ciro Isidoro
  • Deposited at International Bureau of WIPO on 19th November 2007. International application No. PCT/IB2007/003629


Reviewer of indexed journals

  • Regular reviewer of the following journals (among > 25): Autophagy, J of Cell Science, J of Neurochemistry, Cell Death & Differentiation, Cell Death & Disease, J of Biological Chemistry, Cancer Research.


Reviewer of National/International Grant Agencies


Member of the Organizing Committee of the following International Conferences

  • Physiology and Pathology of Vesicular Traffic (Alessandria, Italy, 1995)
  • APSN 2012 Symposium on “Autophagy and Proteasome cross-talk in Neuropathophysiology”, at the 11th Biennal Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry and 55th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry in Kobe, Japan, Sep 29-Oct 2, 2012
  • ESMI, European Society for Molecular Imaging, Torino, Italy, May 26-28, 2013
  • SMITH (Society for Molecular Imaging of Thailand) Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 28-30, 2013
  • SCC 2014 International Conference – 1st Annual Meeting of Ovarian Consortium, Feb 9-11, 2014, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (USA)
  • SNU-CRI, Annual International Meeting of the Seoul National University – Cancer Research Institute, April 16-18, 2014, Mopko, South Korea


Scientificsocieties membership

  • Società Italiana di Patologia
  • Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differenziamento (ABCD /FISV)
  • International Proteolysis Society
  • Sphingolipid Club
  • Società Italiana di Cancerologia
  • European Association of Cancer Research
  • Eurpean Neurochemistry Society
  • The Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
  • European Society of  Molecular Imaging
  • Society for Molecular Imaging of Thailand


Editorial board (Associate Editor of)

  • World Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • American Journal of Cancer Science
  • American Journal of Cancer Biology
  • American Journal of Cancer Review
  • American Journal of Cancer Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics
  • American Journal of Clinical Cancer Research
  • American Journal of Cancer Therapy and Pharmacology
  • Recent Patent in Cancer Biomarkers
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