Giovanni Luca Romano

Researcher of Pharmacology [BIO/14]
Membership Section: Pharmacology
Office: Torre Biologica, 3 piano Torre Sud - Stanza 39
Email: giovanniluca.romano@unict.it gian.romano2@gmail.com
Mobile: +39 3400643979
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Dr. Romano is a Researcher of Pharmacology section - School of Medicine - University of Catania. He has the pharmaceutical background (MS in Pharmacy) and a PhD in Neuroscience, that reflects expertise in the field of Ocular Pharmacology research and excellent skills in the management of animal models.

From 2016 to 2019 he covered the Staff Associate Research position in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Along this period he gained good abilities in the execution of electrophysiology experiments of the visual pathway (ERG, VEP) in animal models (mice, rats, rabbits and monkeys) together with imaging technique (OCT) and histology (IHC). He provided an important contribution to the acquisition of data using the PERG system that represents a key tool for the assessment of retinal ganglion cells function in this proposal. In addition, he has good expertise in animal husbandry, brain surgery, in-vivo imaging, and ex-vivo immunohistochemistry/protein expression.

He is member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and owner of various grants and scholarships for research projects abroad.


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ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE MEDICHE, CHIRURGICHE E TECNOLOGIE AVANZATE G.F. INGRASSIA
    Bachelor's Degreein Audioprothesic Techniques - 3 Year
    SCIENZE INTERDISCIPLINARI III

Dr Romano is expert in the electrophysiology of the visual pathway (ERG, VEP, PERG) in animal models (mice, rats, rabbits and monkeys) together with imaging technique (OCT) and histology (IHC). He provided an important contribution to the acquisition of data using the PERG system that represents a key tool for the assessment of retinal ganglion cells function in this proposal. He has good expertise in animal husbandry, brain surgery, in-vivo imaging, and ex-vivo immunohistochemistry/protein expression.