Isabella Panfoli, MD,MS is an Adjunct Aggregate Professor at Genoa University School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dep.t of Pharmacy (DIFAR). Dr. Panfoli has over 100 scientific papers and projects either presented or published. She is an internationally recognized expert in the area of retinal photoreceptor bioenergetics and more in general of neuroscience. Dr. Panfoli is a faculty member of the Course of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Techniques at Genoa School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she routinely lectures on Biochemistry, Bioenergetics and Plant Biochemistry. Dr. Panfoli is a member of various medical and scientific societies (Euretina, FISV, SIB). With her innovative research approach, Dr. Panfoli has discovered the extra-mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation in the rod outer segment disks of the vertebrate retina, and is now exploiting it in other systems: recent publications include papers on the presence of an extra-mitochondrial aerobic respiration in exosomes. Dr. Panfoli holds a Degree in Medicine (MD) at Genoa University School of Medicine. She also holds a degree in Architecture and a MS in Biological Sciences with highest honors from Genoa University School of Architecture and Sciences, respectively.
Primary Affiliation: University of Genova-DIFAR - Genova , Italy