Professor:Caterina Faggio was born in Reggio Calabria Italy on 19th December 1964. After graduation in Biology, she has attended a postgraduate Course in Aquaculture and Biology of Fishieries, University of Messina, Italy. From January 1991 to May 2000 has worked as Technician Officer in the Institute of Physiology- University of Messina, Italy. From May 2000 at the present is Researcher in the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences University of Messina, Italy. Her research topics encompass different research fields: mechanisms of osmoregulation and acid secretion in fish gastrointestinal tract by electrophysiology; effects of environmental contaminants and food additives on salt transports in teleost intestine; cell volume regulation in fish intestine and hepatocytes and digestive cell of mussels by videometric method; mechanisms responsible of the eryptosis (apoptosis of human red blood cells); cytotoxicity on human erythrocytes, on mussel digestive cells of chemistry compounds and algal extracts; haematological and serological parameters in seawater teleosts that dwell in different habitat: lake, sea and fish farm; effects of heavy metal and xenobiotics on mussels digestive cells and hemocytes; oxidative stress markers and health status in non-target aquatic organisms. She has numerous publications in prestigious international journals and various presentations in both national and international meeting. From February 2013 is Contact person for International Relationship. From 2013 is President of Messina Section (SIBS), Italian Society of Experimental Biology.
Professor:Caterina Faggio Research interest includes Cell physiology; cytotoxicity assays