Final Exam XXXIII Cycle – First session

On the 22nd and 23rd of April 2021, the first three PhD students of the Curricula of Biochemistry, of Pharmacology and Toxicology and of Cellular and Molecular Pathology of Aging-Related Disease and, for the first time, the PhD student of the International Curriculum of Pharmacology and Toxicology, double degree with Maastricht University, have concluded their PhD Course and have defended their thesis before the respective Defence Committee.


The PhD Defence Committee for the national curricula was composed by:

Prof. Dr. Giovanni E. Mann (King’s College, London, U.K.) 

Dr. Lucia Manni (University of Padua) 

Dr. Antonella Scorziello (University of Naples “Federico II”)


The PhD Defence Committee for the international curriculum was composed by: 

Prof. Dr. Giambattista Bonanno (University of Genoa) 

Prof. Ernesto Fedele (University of Genoa) 

Prof. Dr. Tullio Florio (University of Genoa) 

Dr. Giuseppe Pignataro (University of Naples “Federico II”) 

Prof. Dr. Anna Pittaluga (University of Genoa) 

Prof. Dr. Jos Prickaerts (Maastricht University) 

Dr. Tim Vanmierlo (Maastricht University; Hasselt University) 

Dr. Kristiann Wouters (Maastricht University) 


The Committees unanimously judged all students amply deserving the title of “Doctor of Philosophy” in Experimental Medicine.

Dr. Matteo Bozzo – Approved cum laude
Curriculum of Biochemistry

Dr. Giulia Loi
Curriculum of Molecular & Cellular Pathology of Aging-related Diseases

Dr. Simone Pelassa
Curriculum of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dr. Carola Torazza – Approved cum laude
International Curriculum of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Congratulations to all of them and very best wishes for a fantastic future from all the members of the PhD Board!!!