Prof. Patrizia Campolongo, PhD
Associate Professor – Department of Physiology and Pharmacology «V. Erspamer»
Sapienza University of Rome
Patrizia Campolongo is Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of Sapienza University of Rome. She received her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology (2006) from Sapienza University of Rome discussing a thesis titled “The endocannabinoid system as a new target for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders”. Subsequently, she was appointed as a post-doc at the School of Medicine of the University of Foggia (2006- 2008). She received several awards: among them, the Prize “Sapienza Ricerca 2010″, for the 6 most promising scientists performing fore-front research within the whole University, the EBBS young investigator award (European Brain Behaviour Society, 2011), the “Bertè” prize for the most prominent paper in Pharmacology published in 2009. Her research is funded by national (Italian Ministry of Education) and international (Human Frontier Science Program) agencies and it focuses on the role of the endocannabinoid system in the control of emotional behavior in rodents.