Enzo Tramontano is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Cagliari. He is a virologist, particularly focused on the development of antiviral drugs, on the interplay of viral proteins and the innate immune system and on the functional study of the human endogenous retroviruses. He had worked at the Department of Pharmacology of the Yale University Medical School (1990-1992 and 1996-1998) and participated to the first studies on the HIV drug resistance and to the identification of anti-HIV molecules. Recently he focused on the interplay between the innate immune system and Ebola virus proteins, exploiting them as drug target, and described more than 3000 retroviral sequences, among the most conserved, in the human genome. He is actually involved in an EU project aimed to identify anti-coronavirus drugs. He has been for 7 years Coordinator of the PhD program in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences of the University of Cagliari, and he is currently Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy of the same University. He is a member of the “Fondazione Umberto e Margherita” and of the “Fondazione Monsignor Paolo Botto”.
Ultimo aggiornamento: 14 Agosto 2020