Herbert Ryan Marini

University of MessinaItaly

-Current position: Assistant professor of Physiology, food sciences and dietetic, at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy. Physician (M.D.) and nutrition expert at Department of Internal Medicine, Metabolic Diseases Unit, University Hospital \'G.Martino\', Messina, Italy. -Education, research and/or professional experience: 1999 Graduated in Medicine and Surgery 110/110 cum laude; Medical School, University of Messina. 2000 Award from Kiwanis International Italy District, Messina, Italy. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 Awards from the Italian Society of Neurology. 2004 Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. 2004 Specialty in Neurology (50/50 cum laude) at the University of Messina, Italy. 2005 Award from the Italian Society of Physiology. 2006 Researcher/Assistant professor of Physiology. Physician and nutrition expert at Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital \'G Martino\', Messina, Italy. 2006-2007 Principal investigator of a research project funded by the University of Messina, Italy, to investigate the effects of genistein on bone remodeling and vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women. 2007 Research Award from the University of Messina, Italy. 2007 Local Scientific Coordinator of a research program co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, Italy and University of Messina, Italy, to investigate the role of genistein in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome. 2007 Selected Paper in \'Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research\' 2007, Office of Dietary Supplements-National Institutes of Health, USA. 2008 Award at the annual meeting of Italian Society of Allergological, Professional and Environmental Dermatology. 2008-2009 Principal investigator of a research project funded by the University of Messina, Italy, to investigate the effects of genistein on cardiovascular function in postmenopausal women. 2009 Researcher/Assistant professor of Physiology (tenured position). 2010 Co-author \'The best clinician abstract\' \'Genistein aglycone is effective in reducing bone loss and some predictors of cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women: a 3-years study\' Journal of Clinical Densitometry Vol. 13, Pag. 110 Oral Number 005, 2010 ISCD/NOF Symposium, March 10-13, 2010 San Antonio, Texas, USA. 2015 \'Formation, Education and Diet-FED\' Program Regional Certified Trainer First Level. 2016 Co-investigator of a Research Program \'Research and Mobility 2016\', funded by the University of Messina, Italy. 2017 National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor; Academic Recruitment Field: 06/D2 - Endocrinology, Nephrology, Food and Wellness Science. 2017 Included in the ranks of the Top Italian Scientists (TIS) elaborated by \'Virtual Italian Academy\' (VIA). Last Update (Google Scholar MyCitations) 24/9/2018 Citations 4659; H-index 38; i10-index 78. 2017-2019 Member of the Ethics Committee of the area of Messina, Italy as nutrition expert. 2017 Beneficiary of the \'FFABR - Financing Fund of basic research activities\' selected by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems (ANVUR) 2018 Researcher/Assistant professor of food sciences and dietetic (tenured position) 2018 National Academic Qualification as Full Professor; Academic Recruitment Field: 06/D2 - Endocrinology, Nephrology, Food and Wellness Science. -Main research lines: Nutraceuticals, functional foods and mediterranean diet in menopausal women; effects of genistein, a soy-derived isoflavone, in early postmenopausal women with and without metabolic syndrome. Male reproductive physiology and endocrinology. Nutraceuticals for prostate health. Nutraceuticals and functional food supplements for brain health and neuroprotection. Molecular mechanisms of inflammation; nervous, endocrine and immune systems interactions. He participated in several national and International Meetings, seminars and lectures. He published 93 research papers on well referenced scientific national and international journals (88 full-lenght papers and 1 Letter to the Editor are indexed in PubMed-MedLine; h-index: 29 and more than 3000 citations on Scopus), 4 book chapters, 133 abstracts and 2 online articles. He co-curated the Italian edition of textbook \'Principles of Human Physiology third edition\' by Cindy L. Stanfield and William J. Germann and the Italian edition of textbook \'Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology - 13th Edition\' by J.E. Hall. He also collaborated to the Italian edition of textbook \'Physiologie\' VI ed. by R. Klinke, H.C. Pape, A. Kurtz, S. Silbernagl. Referee for the following journals: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Andrology, Food and Chemical Toxicology, European Journal of Pharmacology, Phytomedicine, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, Dermatologic Therapy, International Journal of Dermatology. Member of the Italian Society of Physiology. Member of the Italian Sociey of Human Nutrition. -Teaching activity He regularly teaches Human Physiology, Food sciences and Dietetic to undergraduate students (Medicine and Surgery, Biotechnology) and medical residents (Neurology, Psychiatry, Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Geriatric medicine, Sports medicine) at the University of Messina, Italy. He also teaches Dietetics in the Master Degree course in Endocrinology of Childhood, Adolescence and Women, at the University of Messina, Italy. Member of PhD Program Committee in Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences at the University of Messina.

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