Professor, Physiology & Biochemistry
Prof di Giovanni received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Chieti, Italy and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, USA. Previously Senior Lecturer of Human Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Palermo, and Associate Professor at the University of Malta, from 2013 he is Professor of Human Physiology at the Medical School of the University of Malta.
His research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of monoaminergic systems using electrophysiological and neurochemical approach. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed papers, edited 7 books and 6 special issues of various journals. H-index score (33) and number of citation (more than 3264) (as of December 2015, Source = http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pJFQfAkAAAAJ).
He is the Coordinator of the Malta Neuroscience Network and the President of the Malta Physiological Society (MPS). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious book series “The Receptors” by Springer, USA (http://www.springer.com/series/7668) and serves as associate editor in neuroanatomy and neurochemistry for the Journal of Neuroscience Methods by Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands and CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics by Wiley. He is the Editor in Chief of Xjenza Online, the journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists.
Research interest: Neuroscience, Biological Psychiatry, Neurophysiology, Electrophysiology, Experimental Neurology
- Philippe De Deurwaerdère, P., Di Giovanni, G (2016) Serotonergic modulation of the activity of mesencephalic dopaminergic systems: Therapeutic implications. Progress in Neurobiology, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2016.03.004
- Stefania Schiavone, S., Mhillaj, E., Neri, M., Morgese, M. G., Tucci, P., Bove, M., Valentino, M., Di Giovanni, G., Pomara, C., Turillazzi, E., Trabace, L., Cuomo, V. (2016) Early Loss of Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity Precedes NOX2 Elevation in the Prefrontal Cortex of an Animal Model of Psychosis Molecular Neurobiology, DOI 10.1007/s12035-016-9791-8
- Šimic, G., Babic Leko, M., Wray, S., Harrington, C., Delalle, I., Jovanov-Miloševic, N., Bažadona, D., Buée, L., de Silva, R., Di Giovanni, G., Wischik, C., Hof, P. R. (2016) Tau Protein Hyperphosphorylation and Aggregation in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Tauopathies, and Possible Neuroprotective Strategies Biomolecules, 6, 6; doi:10.3390/biom6010006
- Casarrubea, M., Magnusson, M. S.,Di Giovanni, G., Roy, V., Arabo, A., Santangelo, A., Crescimanno, G. (2016) New therapeutic opportunities for 5-HT2C receptor ligands in neuropsychiatric disorders in Magnus S. Magnusson et al. (eds.), Discovering Hidden Temporal Patterns in Behavior and Interaction: T-Pattern Detection and Analysis with THEME™, Neuromethods, vol. 111, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3249-8_12, pp. 217-235