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Luigi De Girolamo

Luigi De Girolamo

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology

Dr De Girolamo is a Lecturer in the School of Science and Technology and teaches on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate modules in the Bioscience cluster (e.g. BSc Biomedical Science, BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biochemistry; MSc Biomedical Sciences). He is also the Level Tutor for Year 2 students on the BSc Biomedical Sciences programme and an e-tutor for the MSc Biomedical Sciences programme.

Research areas

Areas of research include:

  • The use of differentiated neuronal cell models to investigate the neurodegenerative process and neuroprotective strategies
  • Trophoblast development and toxicity

Current projects include:

  • The influence of xenobiotic compounds on trophoblast cell function
  • Proteomic analysis of mitochondrial and proteasomal dysfunction in neurodegenerative cell models.

Research student:

  • Muralitharan Ponniah

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD or MSc by research exist in all the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School

Sponsors and collaborators

Recent research has been carried out in collaboration with:


Selected Publications

  • Alterations in the mitochondrial proteome of neuroblastoma cells in response to complex 1 inhibition. Burté F, De Girolamo LA, Hargreaves AJ, Billett EE, Proteome Res, 2011, 10 (4), 1974-86
  • Assessment of the direct and indirect effects of MPP+ and dopamine on the human proteasome: implications for Parkinson's disease aetiology. Caneda-Ferrón B, De Girolamo LA, Costa T, Beck K, Layfield R, Billett EE, Journal of Neurochem, 2008, 105, 225-238

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