Paola MONTORO | Curriculum
Paola MONTORO Curriculum
Dr. Paola Montoro was born 04/04/1972 in Nocera Inferiore (SA), Italy.She awarded the degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry by the University of Naples “Federico II” with final marks of 110/110 cum laude on 23th July 1996. From 1994 to 1996 she worked at her research project in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Chemistry, University of Naples as an undergraduate student.In 1998 she was awarded with the Post-Graduate School Title in Pharmacology, at the University of Naples “Federico II”. In 1998, she hold a fellowship to carry out research at the Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Chemistry, University of Naples “Federico II”. In 1998, she hold a fellowship to carry out research at the Pharmaceutical Science Department of University of Salerno, financed by CCIA of Salerno, and she worked on the development of analytical methods applied to plant’s metabolites. In 1999, she was enrolled in the Ph.D. three-year Programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Salerno, under the supervision of Prof. C. Pizza. Her Ph.D. thesis was aimed at the study of “Chemical and Biological Evaluation of Medicinal and Food Plants from different origins”. She obtained her PhD Title in 2002.
In 2002 she had a Research Contract with the Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Salerno, working on a project on LC-MS method development for the analysis of Medicinal Plants.During the period 2002-2006 she was appointed Mass Spectrometry lab manager at the Department of Pharmaceutical Science of the University of Salerno. From 1st of November 2006, she works at the Department of Pharmacy (University of Salerno) as Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology. Main research fields: Analytical studies on metabolites from plants , Mass Spectrometry application to natural products, Plant and Food metabolomics, food analyses, phytochemical markers in crops development. Author of one Patent, one Book Chapter and 46 publications on high-profile international journals.