Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute

Università Magna Graecia di Catanzaro

Rocco Savino


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  • 1978-1983 "Liceo Scientifico" Enrico Fermi, Brindisi, Italy.
  • July/1983 "Diploma di Maturità Scientifica", score 60/60.
  • 1983-1987 Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  • 22/10/1987 "Laurea" in Biological Science by Università di Pisa, score 110/110 cum laude.
  • 1983-1987 Scuola Normale Superiore Fellow.
  • 1988-1990 "Corso di Perfezionamento (Ph.D. Program) Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  • Feb./1994 "Diploma di Perfezionamento" (Ph.D.) from Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, score 70/70 cum laude.
1/10/85 to 1/11/85 felloship in FIDIA Research Laboratories.
2/11/85 to 1/11/86 Institute of Histology and Embryology of the University of Pisa.
2/11/86 to 20/4/88 Pasteur Institute in Paris, France (Dr. Marc Y. Fiszman's laboratory). 
21/4/88 to 31/3/91 postdoctoral research associate in Brown University, Providence RI, U.S.A., studying the Xenopus laevis U3 small nuclear RNA (snRNA).
3/4/91 to 31/12/98 Research Biologist in IRBM. Structure-function relationship studies on Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and the development of IL-6 receptor super-antagonists. Studies on the immunological properties of recombinant IL-6 mutants.
1/1/99 to 15/12/02 Group Leader at I.R.B.M. Development of novel gene delivery systems for gene therapy of genetic or acquired protein deficiencies. Use of gene therapy tools for eliciting active specific immunity against cancer.
16/12/02 - present Full Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Catanzaro. Identification of candidate disease biomarkers by innovative proteomics approaches.

Oct/1983 Ranked first (score 72/80) in the entrance examination to attend the "Scuola Normale Superiore" of Pisa (Italy). 
Dec/1987 ranked 1st (score 88/90) in the exam for admission to the "Corso di Perfezionamento (Ph.D. Program) Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy.
1987.1988 French Government (Department of Foreign Affairs) fellowship, to purse research at Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.

Attività didattica

  • Biologia Molecolare nel C.I. di Biologia Generale - CdL in Biotecnologie
  • Biologia Molecolare nel C.I. di Biologia Molecolare e Genetica - CdL in Biotecnologie Terapia Genica - CdL in Biotecnologie
  • Biologia Molecolare nel C.I. di Drug design e terapie innovative - CdLM in Biotecnologie Mediche

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