User:Gionata De Vico

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Gionata De Vico

  • Gionata De Vico
  • University of Naples Federico II
  • Dept. Biological Sciences, Via Mezzocannone, 8, 80134
  • Naples (Italy)
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Education and Career

  • Graduate in Veterinary Medicine at the Federico II University of Naples on July 28th 1988.
  • Researcher in Veterinary General Pathology and Anatomic Pathology at the Departement of Pathology, Prophylaxis and Food Inspection, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federico II University of Naples from April 14th 1994.
  • Associate Professor at the institute of Veterinary General Pathology and Anatomic Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Messina from November 1th 1998.
  • Full Professor of General and Anatomic Veterinary Pathology at the Dept. of Veterinary Public Health of the same University from August 1th 2001 to november 2006.
  • Present - Full Professor of General and Anatomic Comparative Pathology at the Dept. of Biological Sciences - Faculty of Sciences - University of Naples Federico II from november 2006.

Research interests

  • Spontaneous animal tumours : my studies focused on spontaneous animal tumours as relevant models in comparative and environmental oncology. I studied particularly canine and feline mammary carcinomas, canine cutaneous tumours and canine testicular tumours. I tried to improve diagnosis and prognosis of these neoplasms using a quantitative morphometric-based approach, in order to link morphological features of cancers to their biological behaviour. I have studied particularly Ag-NORs, PCNA, Nuclear Morphometry, Mitotic features, adhesion molecules and angiogenesis. More recently I applied fractal analysis in order to test its use as a unique quantitative descriptor of the relationships between molecular, cellular and tissue changes in some spontaneous canine tumours (trichoblastomas). My future direction is to define quantitative spontaneous animal models for theoretical studies in comparative oncology.

More recent scientific interests

  • More recent scientific interests include the study of aquatic animals Diseases affecting biodiversity and their relevance in Conservation Biology. In particular I am now involved in aquatic invertebrate pathology, Including invertebrate tumours, in relation to environmental pollution, in both inland and marine waters.


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