Vincenzo CASOLARO Curriculum

Vincenzo Casolaro was born in Naples, Italy, in 1960. He received his M.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology from the Second University of Rome in 1995. Dr. Casolaro specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Florence in 1989. From 1992 to 1996 he was a Research Fellow in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Casolaro joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University and presently he is an Associate Professor within the same institution. In 2008 he has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and in 2010 Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Salerno, Italy. He is mainly interested in the immune mechanisms that regulate allergic inflammation, and, specifically, the regulation of T-cell activation and effector function. He has been recipient of grants from the NIH, the American Heart Association and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 1994 he was recipient of the Marion-Merrell Dow Scholar in Allergy award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, in 1996 was co-recipient of the Respiratory 2000 International Young Investigator Award from Schering-Plough, and in 2003 received an Investigator Award from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Dr. Casolaro is or has been member of NIA and NHLBI study sections, the Johns Hopkins Immunology Council, the International Doctorate Program in Molecular Oncology and Endocrinology of the Federico II University, the Wellcome Trust, and the GTCbio 3rd Annual Immunodiagnostics & Immunomonitoring Conference, and is or has been in the editorial board of Current Opinion in Immunology, Frontiers in Bioscience, ISRN Immunology and the World Journal of Hematology.