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Franca Esposito

Professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II

  • Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare e Biotecnologie Mediche, Universit√† di Napoli Federico II, Via Pansini, 5 80131 Naples, Italy
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Biography

Franca Esposito is Professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

After graduating in medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Professor Esposito did her residency in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the same University. Formerly, a visiting scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA and a post-doctoral assistant at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Cincinnati, USA.

At the School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Professor Esposito is the Coordinator for Biochemistry courses and President of the BS degree course for Medical Laboratory Technicians.

Her research activity has focused on the study of the redox regulation of gene expression and effects of reactive oxygen species on the: i) activity of some transcription factors; ii) expression of cell cycle regulatory proteins and iii) regulation of mitogenic signal transduction.

Professor Esposito's present research activity includes the study of TRAP1, a novel antiapoptotic gene involved in the resistance to anticancer therapy. She is working on the validation of TRAP1 as a new biomarker and drug target candidate in multiple human cancers and chemoresistance.

Education & Experience


Education

Title:
MD
Degree:
Medicine
Institution:
University of Naples Federico II
Date:
1980
Country:
Italy


Experience

Title:
Assistant Professor
Organisation:
School of Medicine, University of Naples, Italy
Date:
1988 - 2000
Title:
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Organisation:
School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Date:
2000 - 2006
Title:
Full Professor of Biochemistry
Organisation:
School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Date:
since 2006


Location

  • Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare e Biotecnologie Mediche, Universit√† di Napoli Federico II, Via Pansini, 5 80131 Naples, Italy