Dr. Valeria Costantino
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry of Natural Products
University of Napoli, Italy
Dr. Costantino obtained her Education Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Napoli on June 1990 and Ph.D in “Chemistry of Natural Product”on October 1995, obtained from the same University, with scientific adviser Prof. Ernesto Fattorusso. Position held October 1995- April 1996 Research assistant at the Department of Chemistry of Natural Products, Univesity of Naploli (Italy) April 1996- April 1998 Postdoctoral fellowship in the same Department. October 1997- October 1998 Teaching assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Salerno. April 1998-November 1999 Research assistant at the Department of Chemistry of Natural Products, Univesity of Napoli (Italy). November 1996-October 1999 Teaching assistant, Organic Chemistry and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy,Napoli (Italy) Novembre 1999-Ottobre 2003 Assistant Professor, General Chemistry and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, Naples. Visiting Professor in the frame of the LLP/Erasmus Program : March 2012 Université de Nantes May 2011 Universidad de Sevilla (SP) October 2009 Universidad de Valencia (SP) Juanuary 2009 University of Athens (GR) September 2008 Univerité Libre de Bruxelles April 2007 Université de Nantes (FR) Juanuary 2005-March 2005 Organic Chemistry Lecturer UC Davis, US August 2000- December 2000 Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry, UNCW, US. 31-October to 8 November Seminars at The Erbrew University of Gersusalem, Israel. Dal 2010 : member of Fulbright Commission Da 2012 : Referee for United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation Published papers 59 Coautor of many communications presented to national and international conferences. Other activities: Diver (PADI, advanced open water certification . Partecipation to 9 research cruises in the Bahamas in collaboration with Prof. J. Pawlik, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (USA).
Currently she is an associate professor of chemistry and natural products in the University of Napoli, Italy.
Marine Chemistry, Chemistry of marine natural products, with particular emphasis on glicosphyngolipids: isolation, structure determination and bioactivity, Synthesis of analogues of marine glycosphingolipids which possess immunomodulating activity, Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory natural lead compounds.