Curriculum

Raffaele RICCIO Curriculum

Prof. Raffaele Riccio graduated in Chemistry in 1972, from the University of Napoli (Italy) discussing a thesis on bio-organic and natural product chemistry with Prof. Luigi Minale. He held postdoctoral positions at Institute MIB CNR, Arco Felice, Italy, with Prof. L. Minale, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, USA, with Prof. P. Scheuer and at Columbia University, NY, USA, with Prof. K. Nakanishi. He was Researcher at the Institute MIB CNR, Arco Felice, Italy (1973-1987) and Associated Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Napoli (1987-1994). In 1994 he was appointed Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salerno. He has been visiting scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CA (1990) and at University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI (1993). At the University of Salerno he has been Coordinator of the PhD School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1996-2002), Director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1998-2000), Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy (2000-2004), President of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (2008-2010). He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Vice-President of the Italian Chemical Society.

The research interests have been mainly devoted to: a) the discovery and the chemical and pharmacological investigation of bioactive natural products as lead compounds in the area of antiviral, antitumoral, antinflammatory and immunomodulant activities; b) the stereochemical analysis of flexible organic molecules by NMR and computational approaches; c) the investigation of the molecular mechanism of action of bioactive natural products and of ligand-receptor interactions by NMR and MS techniques.