Giuseppe Gargiulo


Born in Castellammare di Stabia (NA), Italy, on March 22nd, 1954.
Education: Laurea summa cum laude in Biological Sciences, University of Napoli, 1978.
Research experience:
Research Associate, Princeton University, NJ, U.S.A., 1980-1981.
Research Associate, University of Rochester, NY, U.S.A., 1981-1984.
Visiting Scientist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., July-September 1992.
External Researcher, I.I.G.B., CNR, Napoli, Italy 1986-1993.
Academic Positions:
Assistant Professor of Genetics, University of Napoli, 1984-1992.
Associate Professor of Genetics, University of Bologna, 1992-2007.
Full Professor of Genetics, University of Bologna October, 2007-present.
Current scientific interests: The research is focused on the study of issues related to the normal development and the onset of disease in insects. The model used is Drosophila melanogaster. The lines of research include the interactions between parasitoids and their hosts and the changes in the immune response and insect development induced by biotic and abiotic factors.
Prizes: Recipient of PNAS Cozzarelli Prize 2013 (National Academy of Sciences U.S.A.), awarded to the best paper published in PNAS (Applied Biological Sciences).

– Glikin G, Gargiulo G, Rena-Descalzi L, Worcel A. (1983) Escherichia Coli single-strand binding protein stabilizes specific denatured sites in superhelical DNA. Nature 303:770-774.

– Gargiulo G, Razvi F, Worcel A. (1984) Assembly of transcriptionally active chromatin in Xenopus oocytes requires specific DNA binding factors. Cell 38:511-521.

– Andrenacci D, Cernilogar FM, Taddei C, Rotoli D, Cavaliere V, Graziani F, Gargiulo G. (2001) Specific domains drive VM32E protein distribution and integration in Drosophila eggshell layers. Journal of Cell Science. 114:2819-2829.