Present position: Associate Professor
School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Experimental Medicine
General Pathology Unit
University of Genoa
Curriculum of Molecular and Cellular Pathology of aging-related diseases
Nicola Traverso is associate professor of the scientific sector MED05, Clinical Pathology. He teaches: General Physiopathology and Clinical Pathology in the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery; General pathology in the Degree Courses in Nursing, Techniques of Medical Radiology and Dental Hygiene; Clinical Pathology in the Degree Courses in Dentistry, Biomedical Laboratory Techniques, Podiatry, Prevention Techniques, and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques; Molecular Pathology (in English) in the Master Course in Medical Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
He is currently Coordinator of the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques and Referent of Genoa for the Postgraduate School in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry of Pisa.
During his working life, his research activity focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying aging and the sequelae of diabetes, in particular the non-enzymatic oxidative and glycative protein modifications. He then implemented several methodologies in liquid chromatography for the detection of free radicals (superoxide) and various antioxidants or systems able to indicate the redox balance in biological samples, in particular, malondialdehyde, vitamin E, oxidized and reduced glutathione.
Currently, his research activity concerns the application of these methodologies to different experimental situations, in particular concerning the analysis of tumor cell chemoresistance mechanisms and the evaluation of the quality of human cells stored and destined for transfusion.