Nunzio Vicario

Ricercatore di Fisiologia [BIO/09]
Sezione di appartenenza: Fisiologia
Ufficio: Torre Biologica, 6° piano Torre Sud, Stanza 38
Email: nunzio.vicario@unict.it nunziovicario@unict.it
Telefono: +39 095 4781479
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Orario di ricevimento: Lunedì dalle 08:00 alle 12:00 oppure sempre previo appuntamento email



Il Dott. Nunzio Vicario è nato a Catania nel 1989 ed è Ricercatore per il Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/09 – Fisiologia presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche dell’Università di Catania e vicedirettore del Master in Imaging Molecolare e Traslazionale: dalla Preclinica alla Clinica.
Ha conseguito il Ph.D. Internazionale in Neuroscienze nel 2017 presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche dell’Università di Catania e presso il Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge (UK, 2016-2017). È stato visiting Professor presso la Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Pathophysiology, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) nel 2020 e nel 2021. I suoi principali interessi ricadono nell'ambito dei processi di neuroinfiammazione e neurodegenerazione, con particolare attenzione alla comunicazione intercellulare ed ai meccanismi endogeni ed esogeni di compensazione o rigenerazione. È membro dell'Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differenziamento (ABCD) e della Società Italiana di Fisiologia (SIF).

Nunzio Vicario, PhD | PERSONAL INFORMATION

Languages: Italian and English
Email: nunzio.vicario@unict.it | nunziovicario@unict.it | vicarionunzio@gmail.com

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ACADEMIC POSITION

2022 - Current position
Member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences.

2021
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Pathophysiology, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

2020
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Pathophysiology, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

2020
Habilitation for associate professorship in Physiology (05/D1 - FISIOLOGIA - SSD BIO/09).

2020 – Current position
Deputy Director – University Master in Molecular and Translational Imaging: from preclinical to clinical research.
University of Catania (Italy) – Dept. of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences.

2019 – Current position
Researcher in Physiology with teaching activities and to support students.
University of Catania (Italy) – Dept. of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences.
Section of Physiology. https://www.unict.it/en/.

2018 – 2019
Post-doctoral Fellow.
University of Catania (Italy) – Dept. of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences.
Section of Physiology. https://www.unict.it/en/.

2014
Research assistant
University of Catania (Italy) – Dept. of Chemical Sciences.
INBB – Biostructures and Biosystems National Institute – http://www.inbb.it/en/

EDUCATION

2014 – 2017
International PhD program in Neuroscience.
University of Catania (Italy) – https://www.unict.it/en/
Dept. of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences.

2016 – 2017
International PhD program in Neuroscience – Visiting PhD.
University of Cambridge (UK) – Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience.
http://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/
Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute

2014
License to practice Pharmacy.
University of Catania (Italy) – https://www.unict.it/en/

2008 – 2014
MSc in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (CTF, Five Years Academic Degree).
University of Catania (Italy) – https://www.unict.it/en/
Dept. of Drug Sciences.

MENTORING

2015 – Currently
Supervisor or Co-supervisor of more than 20 Thesis of Bachelor's Degree or Master’s Degree students.

2019 – Currently

  • Academic Supervisor of the Internship (175 hours) of 2 students of the Master’s Degree in Medical Biotechnologies.
  • Academic Supervisor of the Internship (300 hours) of 2 students of the Master’s Degree in Medical, Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Academic Supervisor of the Internship (60 hours) of more than 70 students of the Master’s Degree in Motor Sciences.

2020 – Currently

  • Supervisor or Co-supervisor of 3 Thesis of the II level University Master in Molecular and Translational Imaging
  • Supervisor or Co-supervisor of 2 PhD Students in Neurosciences
  • Supervisor or Co-supervisor of 2 PhD Students in Biotechnologies

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Scientific Secretariat e oral presentation per il workshop “Photoacousting imaging and biophysical images in mice”. Congress “Novel translational approaches in hematological malignancies: from bench to bedside” – Catania (Italy).
  • Vicario N. Selected talk “Lactate modulates microglia M2 polarization via IGFBP6 expression and remodels tumor microenvironment in glioblastoma” at the EMBO - Lactate: unconventional roles of a nutrient along tumor landscape. Online.
  • Vicario N. Invited talk at the Physiological Society and at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana – Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Vicario N et al. “Neuroglial axis and immune cells role in a mouse model of motoneuronal ablation”. Biennial Congress of the Italian Association of Cell Biology and Differentiation - Bologna (Italy), September 19-21, 2019.
  • Vicario N et al. “MOR/DOR targeting mediates neuropathic pain amelioration in chronic constriction injured rats.” 69th Congress of the Italian Physiological Society (SIF 2018). Firenze (Italy), September 19-21, 2018.
  • Vicario N. Invited talk at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. University of Maryland - School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD (USA). June 7, 2018.
  • Vicario N et al. “Transplantation of directly induced Neural Stem Cell (iNSCs) promotes remyelination in a mouse model of experimental focal demyelination”. 68th Congress of the Italian Physiological Society (SIF 2017). Pavia, September 6-8, 2017.
  • Vicario N et al. “Transplantation of directly induced Neural Stem Cell (iNSCs) in a mouse model of experimental focal demyelination”. XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease. Edinburgh, United Kingdom, July 8-11, 2017.
  • Vicario N et al. “Repeated activation of delta opioid receptors (DOR) counteracts nerve injury-induced TNF-α up-regulation in the sciatic nerve of rats with neuropathic pain: a possible correlation with DOR-mediated anti-allodinic effect”. 67th Congress of the Italian Physiological Society (SIF 2016). Catania, Italy, September 21-23, 2016.
  • Vicario N et al. “Connexin involvement in the protective effect of Olfactory Ensheathing Cells conditioned medium in SH-SY5Y Cell Line during hypoxia/re-oxygenation stress”. 66th Congress of the Italian Physiological Society (SIF 2015). Genoa, Italy, September 16-18, 2015.
  • COST Thematic Workshop: Integrated approaches for Biomolecular detection: nanostructures, biosensors and lab-on-chip devices. Workshop secretariat. Catania April 28-30, 2014.

EDITORIAL ROLE

  • Guest Editor For Frontiers In Bioscience-Landmark
  • Guest Editor For IJMS
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Antioxidants
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Biology
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Biomedicines
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Biomolecules
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of British Journal of Pharmacology
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Cancers
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Cells
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Neurology
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of IJMS
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Inflammation
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Life
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Molecules

MEMBERSHIPS

2020 – Currently
Member of the research center for molecular, preclinical and translational imaging (Centro di Ricerca per l’Imaging Molecolare, Preclinico e Traslazionale)

2019 – Currently
Member of the Association of Cell Biology and Differentiation.

2018 – Currently
Member of the Italian Physiological Society (SIF, Italy).


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  • DIPARTIMENTO DI CHIRURGIA GENERALE E SPECIALITÀ MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE
    Corso di laurea in Ostetricia - 1° anno
    FISIOLOGIA

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI MEDICINA CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE
    Corso di laurea in Tecnica della riabilitazione psichiatrica - 1° anno
    FISIOLOGIA E ANATOMIA

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE MEDICHE, CHIRURGICHE E TECNOLOGIE AVANZATE G.F. INGRASSIA
    Corso di laurea in Tecniche di laboratorio biomedico - 1° anno
    SCIENZE MORFO FUNZIONALI

I principali interessi del Dott. Vicario ricadono nell’ambito dei processi di neuroinfiammazione e neurodegenerazione, con particolare attenzione alla comunicazione intercellulare ed ai meccanismi endogeni ed esogeni di compensazione o rigenerazione.