Elda Favari, Ph.D
Born in Piacenza,
2005- Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Parma, ITALY, discussing a thesis titled: “Study on cellular lipid efflux mechanisms and their pharmacological modulation”
1999-2004 Researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, Laboratory of Cellular Pharmacology, Director Prof. Franco Bemini, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Parma, ITALY
1997- Doctor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Parma, ITALY.
Curriculum Of Career
2014-present Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, ITALY.
2004-2014 Researcher Assistant Professor (Aggregate Professor), Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, ITALY. Qualified for Associate Professorship ASN Bando 2012 (DD n.222/2012). Participations at several national and international scientific meetings with also some invited presentations.
1999-2004 Winner of fellowship as researcher disposed by Italian Ministry of Research at the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Parma, ITALY
1998-1999 Winner of a fellowship Grant on the National Drugs Project, ITALY
2000-2002 Visiting Scientist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA, to study the mechanisms of atherogenesis and the reverse cholesterol transport (RCT).
2007 Invited by Prof. G. Rothblat at J. Stokes Jr. Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to give scientific seminar on “Lipoprotein acceptors and cellular cholesterol efflux: insights from genetic HDL disorders”.
Physiology and pharmacology of atherosclerosis and cholesterol metabolism with particularly interest to cellular cholesterol efflux processes. Prof. Favari has an experience in evaluating cholesterol metabolic processes at cellular level and serum cholesterol efflux capacity as a new marker of cardiovascular risk. She provided different contributions to the elucidation of the process of reverse cholesterol transport.
Prof. Favari published 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals. H-index: 18 (Web Of Science/Scopus) and G-index: 29.