Advancements in Genetic Engineering

Advancements in Genetic Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2169-0111

+44 7868 792050

Andrea Mastinu

Andrea Mastinu

Andrea Mastinu
Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine
University of Brescia, Italy


Andrea Mastinu is a Temporary Research Fellow in the Department of Molecular and Traslational Medicine, University of Brescia, Italy. Here he studies the pathophysiological and morphofunctional mechanisms of the autism in animal models with mutation on the p50 gene. His work group is evaluating inflammatory pathways involved in this pathology. He spent the past four years as a Postdoctoral Associate in National Research Council-Institute of Translational Pharmacology of Cagliari, Italy,  studying  the gene expression of hunger-satiety peptides, metabolic enzymes and monoaminergic transporters involved in side effects of rimonabant and other CB1 antagonists. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Biochemistry for medical disciplines at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He received his MSc Degree in Biological Sciences from University of Cagliari in 2004 and PhD in Neurosciences from University of Cagliari in 2014. He is an Member of Italian Society Of Neuroscience (SINS). He serves as a reviewer for Nutrition & Food Sciences. He is author of 12 papers indexed on PubMed and more than 20 proceedings for national and international conference.

Research Interest

Regulation mechanism of gene expression of human pathologies such as obesity, neuropathic pain,  schizophrenia, depression, and autism, by means of real time PCR and western blotting in animal models.
Department of Molecular and Traslational Medicine