MICHELE SIMONATO

University of Ferrara – Department of Medical Sciences – Section of Pharmacology - Ferrara
Sant'Anna Hospital – Clinical Pharmacology Unit - Ferrara
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele - Division of Neuroscience – Milano

PERSONAL DATA
- Married; two daughters
- Birth date: August 9, 1958
- Birth place: Thiene (Vicenza, Italy)

EDUCATION
- Diploma di Maturità Classica (Classical High School Degree), July 1977, Liceo Ginnasio Statale "L. Ariosto", Ferrara. Final score: 60/60.
- First Certificate in English, December 1980, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Great Britain.
- M.D., July 1983, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Final score: 110/110, cum laude.
- Medical Toxicology Specialization, December 1986, University of Firenze, Florence, Italy. Final score: 70/70, cum laude.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
- Researcher and Assistant Professor. Institute of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (November 1985 to August 2001).
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Department of Pharmacology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA (March 1986 to May 1987).
- Research Associate. Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (May 1988 to October 1988 and May 1989 to October 1989).
- CNR fellow. Department of Medicine, Duke Center for the Advanced Study of Epilepsy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (May 1989 to October 1989).
- Fulbright Scholar. Duke University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA (May 1989 to October 1989).
- Consultant. Department of Medicine, Duke Center for the Advanced Study of Epilepsy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (January 1990 to December 1993).
- Chair. Task Force of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) on recommendations for pre-clinical epilepsy drug discovery (November 2010 to July 2013).
- Medical staff. Service of Clinical Pharmacology, Sant'Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy (July 1994 to present).
- Associate Professor. School of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (September 2001 to present).
- Member of the Administration Council. Istituto Nazionale di Neuroscienze, Italy (May 2005 to present).
- Director. Neuroscience Center, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (October 2001 to october 2004 and october 2008 to present).
- Vice-president. Istituto Nazionale di Neuroscienze, Italy (May 2008 to present).
- Chair. Joint Task Force of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) on Translational Research (August 2013 to present).
- President. Nuvovec srl (November 2013 to present).
- Full Professor qualification. Health sciences professions and applied medical technologies – SSN MED/50 (December 2014).
- Ordinary Professor. School of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (November 2017 to present). .
- Ordinary Professor. School of Medicine, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy (February 2018 to present).

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY
- Author of 119 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals.
- Author of 11 chapters in international books.
- Author of 10 chapters in teaching books.
- Referee for 93 international journals and Editor for 4.
- Member of 7 national and international Scientific Societies.