Prof. Nicola Simola
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITIONS HELD
2003: MS degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies with a grade of 110/110 cum laude (University of Cagliari)
2007: PhD in Drug Addiction Pharmacology (University of Cagliari)
07/2007-04/2009: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Psychology and Institute for Neuroscience of the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
2010-2012 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Toxicology (later of Biomedical Sciences) of the University of Cagliari
05-06/2019: Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Biology, William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA.
09/2011-10/2011, 11/2013-12/2013, 11-12/ 2019: Visiting Research Fellow at the Program of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
10/31/2012-10/30/2015: Assistant Professor (RTD/A, Law 240/10 art.24/a, SSD BIO/14) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Cagliari
12/30/2015-12/29/2018: Assistant Professor (RTD/B, Law 240/10 art.24/a, SSD BIO/14) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Cagliari
12/30/2018-present: Associate Professor of Pharmacology (SSD BIO/14) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Cagliari
AFFILIATIONS TO SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES AND COLLABORATIONS WITH SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Member of the following societies: EBPS (European Behavioral Pharmacology Society); FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies); IBRO (International Brain Research Organization); SIF (Italian Society of Pharmacology); SINS (Italian Society of Neuroscience)
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Scientific Journal BioMed Research International (ISSN: 2314-6141)
Review Editor of the international scientific journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (ISSN: 1662-5153)
Member of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)
From 2007 to present Ad hoc reviewer for numerous international scientific journals, including: Archives of Medical Science; Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavioral Brain Research; Brain Research; Drug Development Research; Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs; Frontiers in Pharmacology; International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience; International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition; Journal of Caffeine Research; Journal of Neural Transmission; Journal of Neurochemistry; Journal of Psychopharmacology; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research; Neuropharmacology; Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior; Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Social Neuroscience; The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology; Toxicology
Guest editor for a special issue entitled "Ultrasonic vocalizations in rats: a tool for the investigation of psychoactive drugs and neuropsychiatric conditions" published in the journal Current Neuropharmacology (Year 2015, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp 162-232, ISSN: 1570 -159X)
Guest editor, with Micaela Morelli, Annalisa Pinna and Simone engelander, for a special issue (research topic) entitled "Progress in Risk Factors and Development of Parkinson’s Disease" published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (Year 2019, ISSN: 1663-4365)
Editor, with Micaela Morelli and Jadwiga Wardas, of a book entitled "The Adenosinergic System: A Non-Dopaminergic Target in Parkinson's Disease" part of the "Current Topics in Neurotoxicity" series, published by Springer International Publishing. Year: 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-20273-0; DOI: 10.1007 / 978-3-319-20273-0
EVALUATOR OF DOCTORAL THESIS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
Evaluator (Examiner) of four doctoral theses (Ph. D.) submitted to the College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa, in the period between 01/19/2016 and 11/24/2017
International expert for the scientific evaluation of research projects submitted to Parkinson's UK Foundation, Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR), National Science Center (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN), Elsevier Evidence-Based Medicine Center, Member of REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific
RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS
PI: 2013, 2014, 2017 Fondazione di Sardegna; 2014, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy-South Africa cooperation; 2017 Autonomous Region of Sardinia
Member: 2003, MIUR-FIRB; 2005, MIUR-PRIN; 2010, Autonomous Region of Sardinia; 2010, Michael J Fox Foundation; 2015-2017, MIUR-PRIN
Author of over 80 publications in international scientific journals, international scientific books and conference proceedings. Full list of publications: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7801574104 (total, 92) H-index: Scopus, 29; Google Scholar, 32
From AY 2012-2013: Professor of Pharmacological Assays and Dosages for the MS Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
From AY 2020-2021: Professor of Experimental Pharmacology (course thaught in English) for the MS Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology.