Jacopo Meldolesi, M.D. (at the University of Catania, 1962). Post-doc at the Rockefeller University of New York, with George E. Palade, 1988-70. Professor of General Pharmacology (since 1980; at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University since 1999).
Director of Dibit (1990-1998) and Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience (since 1998) of the San Raffaele Institute. President of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (1999-2001) and of the Italian Federation of Life Science (2003-). Member of EMBO, of the Academia Europea and of the National Accademia dei Lincei. Awards: Camillo Golgi (Washington, 1988); Feltrinelli (Rome, 1994); Gold Medal of the President of the Italian Republic (1999). Member of the Editorial Board of the J. Cell Biol.; EMBO J.; Trends Pharmacol. Sci. Author of over 250 papers, which have received over 12,000 quotations.