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Stefano Vicini

Title

Professor

Department

Pharmacology
General profile

Phone

+1 202-687-6441

Location

Med-Dent

Bio

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Office Address: Department of Physiology and Biophysics,
Georgetown University School of Medicine,
Basic Science Building, Room 225,
3900 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington D.C. 20007
Tel 202 687-6441 office; 202 687-1567 laboratory; Fax 202 687-6441.
E-mail svicin01@georgetown.edu

EDUCATION: DEGREE: YEAR:

Lyceum G. Ferraris, Torino, Italy
Majors: Mathematics and Physics BS 1975

Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Facolta' di Scienze MFN.
Biophysics PhD 1979

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Research fellow at FIDIA Research Laboratory directed by Dr. Alfredo Gorio
Abano Terme, (PD) Italy. 1980

Postdoctoral visiting fellow in the late Dr. Stephen M. Schuetze laboratory
Dept. of Biological Science, Columbia University New York, N.Y. 1983-84

Research Associate at the Laboratory of Preclinical Pharmacology, National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Washington D.C. 1985

Principal Investigator at the Fidia Georgetown Institute for the Neuroscience
lead by Prof. Erminio Costa and Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of
Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical School 1986-1990

P.I. at the FGIN and Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics,
Georgetown University Medical School. 1990-1994

Associate Professor with “tenure” in the Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics,
Georgetown University Medical School. 1995-2000

Professor with “tenure” in the Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics,
Georgetown University Medical School July 1, 2000

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Research Career Development Award 1993-1998 (1K04 NS-01680)
Research Development Award 1998-2003 (1K02 MH01680-01).
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award Dept. of Pharmacology Georgetown 2000

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY:

American Physiological Society
Society for Neuroscience
International Brain Research Organization
Biophysical Society
Society for Neurochemistry

PUBLIC SERVICE:

Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, PNAS, Journal of Physiology, Journal of Neurochemistry, Neuroscience, European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Neuropharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Neuroscience Letters, Neuron.

Editorial Boards:
Neuropharmacology 2000-2006
Journal of Physiology 2001-present
Journal of Neuroscience 2004-present

Member of the Behavioral and Neuroscience special emphasis panel
ZRG1-NLS1-01A. Study section review of Academic Research
Enhancement Awards (R15). 1993

Member of the Neuropharmacology and Neurochemistry Review Committee
NIMH/NPC Study section review of Academic Research 1996-1998

Member of the Cellular. Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience Review
Committee 4 NIH/CMDN4 Study section review of Academic Research 1998-2002

Ad hoc reviewer for other NIH and NSF study sections.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

GUMC Research Committee Since 2006
Member of the committee on Faculty (faculty promotion & tenure) 1997-1999, 2004- present.
Member of the Student Advisory Committee of the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience 2000-2004
Research Integrity Committee 1995-2005. Chair 1999-2004.
Interviews to the applicants to the Medical School.
Director of Graduate program in Physiology & Biophysics 2007-present

Thesis defense committee: Dept of Biology, Jim Dougherty, Jamuna Subramaniam; Dept. of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Marco Favaron; Dept of Pharmacology, Jean Marc Mienville, Charles T. Livsey, Anton Dunah; Bjorn Knollman, Gavin Rumbaugh, Maureen Cruz, Dept of Physiology and Biophysics, Yuang Chen, Donna McPhie, Wei Jian Zhu, Richard Frey, Jon Poling, Kathleen Ward, Dimitris Emfietzoglou, Jin Hong Li, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Byeung Kim., Jill Turner, Esther Krook, Craig Dietrich, Brent Richards.

INVITEDLECTURES: XIVth Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psycopharmacologicum. Puerto Rico USA. (1986).
International Wenner-Gren Center Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, (1987).
5th Capo Boi Conference on Neuroscience Capo Boi Italy (1987).
XVIth Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psycopharmacologicum. Munich Germany. (1988).
Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods-Hole MA (1988).
International symposium on Amino acids, Moscow, Russia. (1988)
National Institute of Child Health & Development (1989).
International Meeting on Excitatory Amino Acids, Montegrotto, Italy (1990).
International School of Neuroscience Praglia Italy ( 1990).
Third IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience Montreal Canada (1991).
Neurosteroids and Brain Function Symposium New Orleans LA (1991).
International Symposium Allosteric Modulation of Amino Acid Receptors: Therapeutic Implications, Royal Society, London (1991).
International Conference on Excitatory amino acids. Yosemite, CA (1992).
CNRS Institut Alfred Fessard, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (1993).
National Institute of Child Health & Development NIH Bethesda MD (1994).
Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dept of Physiology (1994)
University of Maryland. Dept. of Pharmacology ( 1995).
Howard University, Dept of Physiology Washington DC (1995).
University of Minnesota Dept of Physiology and Neurocience (1996).
University of California Los Angeles. Brain Research Institute (1996).
University of Chicago Dept of Physiology (1997).
Winter Conference on Brain Research (1997).
University of Wisconsin Dept. of Neuroscience (1997).
Howard University, Dept of Pharmacology Washington DC (1997).
Winter Conference on Brain Research (1998) (session organizer)
University of Connecticut, Dept of Neuroscience Storr CT (1998).
SUNY Dept of Physiology Brooklyn NY (1998).
Winter Conference on Brain Research (1999).
Third International Meeting on Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors. Taormina Italy (1999).
Brown University Dept of Neuroscience (2000)
Medical College of OHIO, Toledo OH (2000)
Ohio State University Dept of Neuroscience Columbus OH (2000)
Howard University, Dept of Physiology Washington DC (2000)
University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Neuroscience (2001)
George Washington University, Dept of Anatomy (2001)
Gordon Conference on Excitatory Amino Acids, Florence, Italy (2001)
Duke University, Dept. of Neurology Durham NC (2002)
Medical College of Virgina, Dept of Anatomy Richmond VA (2002)
Italian Psychiatry Association, Rome Italy, (2002)
SUNY Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology (2003)
Northwestern University Dept of Physiology (2003)
Molecular mechanisms at the Synapse StMichaels MD (2004)
Howard University Dept of Physiology (2004)
University of Dundee Dept of Neurobiology and Physiology (2004)
Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan (2004)
Winter Brain Research Conference Breckenridge Colorado (2005)
Gordon Conference on Inhbitory Interneurons New Hampshire (2005)
University of Notre Dame, Indiana (2005)
Dept of Neurology Georgetown University Grand Round (2005)
Medical College of Virgina, Dept of Phamracology Richmond VA (2006)
Dept of Neurology Georgetown University Grand Round (2006)
Rudger University, New Jersey (2006)
Dept of Physiology Georgetown University (2006)
Dept of Neurology Georgetown University Grand Round (2006)
Winter Brain Research Conference Snowmass Colorado (2007)
Dept of Neurology Georgetown University Grand Round (2007)
University of Illinois at Chicago Dept Psychiatry (2007)
University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome Italy (2007)
Chinese Academy of Science Shanghai, China (2007)
Zeijian University, Hangzhou, China (2007)

TEACHING ACTIVITY:

Medical School Students:
Human Physiology course for medical students (#PBIO-502). 1987-present
Fundamentals of Human Physiology (#PBIO-501). 2000-present
Neurobiology course for medical students (#CBIO-512). 1992-2000
Neurobiology course for medical students (#NSCI-512). 2002-present
Facilitator in the Problem Based Learning sessions in Physiology. 1994-1999

Students of the Master program in Physiology:
Lecturer at the Integrative Physiology course (#PBIO-535) 1991-03
Lecturer at the Cell and Molecular Physiology course (#PBIO-534) 1992-97

Graduate School Students:
Lecturer in the Neuroscience Survey course (#NSCI-505) 1987,2005
Instructor in the summer Neurobiology course at the Marine Biology Laboratories,
WoodsHole, Massachusetts. 1987,88,89
Course director, Molecular Neurophysiology (#PBIO-547-01) 1991-2007
Course co-director, Neurobiology I (#NSCI-501) Fall ‘94-97 Course director, Neurobiology I (#NSCI-501) Fall ’98-06
Intoduction to Physiology (#PBIO-584) Fall 2005

Hospital Residents:
Lecturer to Psychiatry residents 1989, 1993
Lecturer to Pediatrics residents 1993, 1999 Lecturer to Neurology residents 2002-2007

Supervision of Graduate Students:
Jean Marc Mienville, Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Pharmacology. 1985-1989.
Charles T. Livsey, Thesis Advisor for M.D.-Ph.D. in Pharmacology. 1990-1993.
Jon S.Poling Thesis Advisor for M.D.-Ph.D. in Physiology. 1993-1995.
Wei Jian Zhu Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Physiology. 1993-1995.
Jin Hong Li Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Physiology. 1996-1999.
Muyiwa Gbadegesin Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Neuroscience. 1996-1999.
Gavin Rambaugh Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Pharmacology. 1998-2000.
Pavel Ortinki Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Neuroscience. 2003-2007.
Congyi Lu Thesis Advisor for Ph.D. in Pharmacology. 2003-2007.
Kristen K Ade 2005-present
Megan Janssen 2007-present

Supervision of Postdoctoral Fellows:
Mariella Bertolino, Ph.D.; Giulia Puia, Ph.D.; Ivica Ducic, M.D.; Wei Jian Zhu M.D.; Jian Feng Wang, M.D.; Gabriella Stocca, Ph.D.; Lorenzo Corsi, Ph.D., Pylord Doe, M.D., Maddalena Ceccon, Ph.D, Zhanyan Fu, Gabriele Losi, Kate Prybylowski, Gabriele Losi, Andrea Barberis, John Partridge.

SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH:
Past and Present Research Grants:

1) Support: NIH/NIMH
Identifying Project: Cerebellar Inhibitory synapses in GABAR subunit KO mice.
1 RO1MH64797-01 Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini 30% effort.
Amount: $ 200,000 (annual direct cost).
Period of Support March 2003 to February 2008.

2)Heterogeneity of synaptic NMDA Receptors
Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini Agency: NINDS
R01 NS047700-06 Period July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2007 Role P. I.
Amount: $ 200,000 (annual direct cost).
To study functional properties and regulation of NMDA receptors during development in cerebellum.

3) Support: NIH/NIMH
Identifying Project: Heterogeneity of synaptic NMDA Receptors.
Research Development Award
Ass. # 1K02MH01680-01. Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini Percent of Effort: 70%.
Amount: $77,370 (annual direct cost).
Period of support: December 1998 to November 2003

4) Support: NIH/NINDS
Identifying Project: Brainstem nAchR subtypes anf their effects on GI function.
1 RO1 DK56920-01 Co. Investigator, 10% effort, ; P.I. Richard A. Gillis
Amount: $225,000 (annual direct cost).
Period of Support January 2002 to December 2007

5) Support: NIH/NIMH
Identifying Project: Heterogeneity of synaptic NMDA Receptors.
1 RO1MH58946-01 Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini 30% effort.
Amount: $ 188,958 (annual direct cost).
Period of Support April 1998 to January 2003.

6) Support: NIH/NINDS
Identifying Project: CNS Control of Gastrointestinal Function.
2 RO1 DK29975 Co. Investigator, 10% effort, ; P.I. Richard A. Gillis
Amount: $146, 253 (annual direct cost).
Period of Support November 1993 to November 2001

7) Support: NIH/NINDS
Identifying Project: Heterogeneity of GABAa receptors in cerebellar synapses.
1 RO1 NS32759-01 Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini 30% effort.
Amount: $130, 668 (annual direct cost). Period of Support
December 1994 to November 1999.

8) Support: NIH/NINDS
Identifying Project: NMDA Receptors: Structure and Function.
1RO1NS36246-01-05 Co. Investigator, 10% effort, ; P.I. Barry B. Wolfe
Amount: $ 163,670 (annual direct cost). Period of Support August 1997 July 2000.

9) Support: NIH/NINDS
Identifying Project: Long term modifications of CNS excitatory synapses.
Research Career Development Award
Ass. # 1K04NS01680-01. Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini Percent of Effort: 70%.
Amount: $62,500 (annual direct cost).
Period of support: December 1993 to November 1998

10) Support: NIH/NINDS
Program project: Excitatory amino acids receptors in disorders R.A. Gillis Director
Identifying Project: Project # 3 Excitatory synapse modifications & cognitive disorders.
# PO1 NS-78130. Principal Investigator: Stefano Vicini: 25 % effort.
Amount: $69,300 (annual direct cost). Period of support: December 1990 to March 1998

CV

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Education

  • Ph.D. (1979) Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy,

Languages

  • Italian (speak, read, write)