Paolo BARONE Curriculum

AOLO BARONE earned his medical degree with honors in 1980 from the University of Napoli, Italy, School of Medicine, and trained in Neurology at the Department of Neurological Sciences of the same University. He pursued post-graduate medical education and completed his PhD in Neurosciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda) under the supervision of Dr. T.N. Chase, ETB, NINDS.
Upon his return to Italy, he has served as professor of Pharmacology at the University of Cagliari, Italy and as Professor of neurology at the University Federico II, Naples. Presently, PAOLO BARONE is full professor of Neurology at the University of Salerno, Italy. He is also Chief of the Neurodegenerative Disorders Unit of the University of Salerno, Italy.
Professor Barone's research interests include: neuropharmacology of the dopamine system; experimental models of Parkinson's disease (PD), transduction of dopaminergic signals in animals models of PD, clinical neuropharmacology of movement disorders.
His contributions in basic research have been focused on dopamine receptors interactions and the role of different subtypes of dopamine receptors in the control of motor behaviors. His contributions in clinical research have been focused on both clinical and genetics of movement disorders, especially related to Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonisms. He contributed to the development and clinical trials of several antiparkinsonian drugs.
Professor Barone actively participates in medical societies, having served in the Movement Disorder Society as a local organizer of the Meeting of the Society held in Rome in 2004 and as a member of the Award committe and of the Industrial Relations for the Movement Society. Currently, he is President Elect of the Italian Society of Neurology, Movement Disorder Group.
He has lectured extensively on PD at international meetings in Europe, Middle East, Japan and in United States.