Teaching

Current and previous teaching duties, undergraduate, professional and/or postgraduate

Current roles:

  • Supervisor for Dissertation students, International Students, Supervisor for 3 PhD students, PBL teaching course for second year medicine students; lecturer in Pharmacology, microbiology, molecular biology and Biochemistry for the school of medicine;

Previous roles:

  • Supervisor for Undergraduates, PhD students and newcomers PostDocs. Supervisor for second year Dissertation students, International Students, Nuffield undergraduates, University Undergraduates, Master students (MHS microbiology, MRes, MSc, etc),
  • Cosupervisor for 3 PhD students (Rachael Magwaza, Gabriel Schrecker & Adefunke Ogunkanbi) Internal Examiner of the committee for the PhD thesis of Miss Beriwan Ali.

Supervision of research students:

  • 2019 – Supervision of 2 undergraduates, 1 post-graduated and 2 PhD students
  • 2018 – Supervision of 2 undergraduates, 1 post-graduated and 2 PhD students
  • 2017- Supervision of 3 undergraduates, 1 post-graduated and 3 PhD students
  • 2016- Supervision of 7 undergraduates, 5 post-graduated and 2 PhD students
  • 2015 – Supervision of 6 undergraduates and one post-doc at the Faculty of Life Sciences – University of Manchester
  • 2014 - Supervision of two undergraduate students at the Faculty of Life Sciences – University of Manchester
  • 2011-2014 Supervisor of a PhD student, Mario Carucci– successfully graduated
  • 2009 – External Examiner of the committee for graduation of Mpharm students at the University of Milan
  • 2008 - Invited as assistant teacher at a prestigious international course on Biology of Parasitism (BoP) international summer course at the MBL – WoodsHole MA
  • 2008 – Invited for teaching at classes for Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology course at University of Milan
  • 2004-11 – CoSupervising teacher and trainer of 6 PhD students and 3 newcomers PostDoc at Washington University and the University of Perugia


My specific competences are in the field of microbiology, parasitology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics,
protein chemistry and enzymology.

 

Selected Publications

  • Giurisato E, Lonardi S, Telfer B, Lussoso S, Risa-Ebrí B, Zhang J, Russo I, Wang J, Santucci A, Finegan KG, Gray NS, Vermi W, Tournier C. 2020. Extracellular-Regulated Protein Kinase 5-Mediated Control of p21 Expression Promotes Macrophage Proliferation Associated with Tumor Growth and Metastasis. Cancer Research, 3319-3330, vol. 80(16). doi> link> full text>
  • Pool MR and Russo I. 2018. The perplexing PEXEL protein secretory pathway. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 969-970. doi> link>
  • Lehmann C, Ser Ying Tan M, de Vries L, Russo I, Sanchez M, Goldberg D. 2018. Plasmodium falciparum dipeptidyl aminopeptidase 3 activity is important for efficient erythrocyte invasion by the malaria parasite. PLoS Pathogens, Article e1007031, vol. 14(5). doi> link> full text>
  • Alnabulsi S, Hussein B, Santina E, Alsalahat I, Kadirvel M, Magwaza R, Bryce R, Schwalbe C, Baldwin A, Russo I, Stratford I, Freeman S. 2018. Evaluation of analogues of furan-amidines as inhibitors of NQO2. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 1292-1297, vol. 28(8). doi> link> full text>
  • Giurisato E, Xu Q, Lonardi S, Telfer B, Russo I, Pearson A, Finegan K, Wang W, Wang J, Gray N, Vermi W, Xia Z, Tournier C. 2018. Myeloid ERK5 deficiency suppresses tumor growth by blocking protumor macrophage polarization via STAT3 inhibition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, E2801-E2810, vol. 115(12). doi> link> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Giurisato E, Lonardi S, Telfer B, Lussoso S, Risa-Ebrí B, Zhang J, Russo I, Wang J, Santucci A, Finegan KG, Gray NS, Vermi W, Tournier C. 2020. Extracellular-Regulated Protein Kinase 5-Mediated Control of p21 Expression Promotes Macrophage Proliferation Associated with Tumor Growth and Metastasis. Cancer Research, 3319-3330, vol. 80(16). doi> link> full text>
  • Pool MR and Russo I. 2018. The perplexing PEXEL protein secretory pathway. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 969-970. doi> link>
  • Lehmann C, Ser Ying Tan M, de Vries L, Russo I, Sanchez M, Goldberg D. 2018. Plasmodium falciparum dipeptidyl aminopeptidase 3 activity is important for efficient erythrocyte invasion by the malaria parasite. PLoS Pathogens, Article e1007031, vol. 14(5). doi> link> full text>
  • Alnabulsi S, Hussein B, Santina E, Alsalahat I, Kadirvel M, Magwaza R, Bryce R, Schwalbe C, Baldwin A, Russo I, Stratford I, Freeman S. 2018. Evaluation of analogues of furan-amidines as inhibitors of NQO2. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 1292-1297, vol. 28(8). doi> link> full text>
  • Giurisato E, Xu Q, Lonardi S, Telfer B, Russo I, Pearson A, Finegan K, Wang W, Wang J, Gray N, Vermi W, Xia Z, Tournier C. 2018. Myeloid ERK5 deficiency suppresses tumor growth by blocking protumor macrophage polarization via STAT3 inhibition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, E2801-E2810, vol. 115(12). doi> link> full text>
  • Nasamu A, Glushakova S, Russo I, Vaupel B, Oksman A, Kim A, Fremont D, Tolia N, Beck J, Meyers M, Niles J, Zimmerberg J, Goldberg D. 2017. Plasmepsins IX and X are essential and druggable mediators of malaria parasite egress and invasion. Science, 518-522, vol. 358(6362). doi> link> full text>
  • Alnabulsi S, Santina E, Russo I, Hussein B, Kadirvel M, Chadwick A, Bichenkova E, Bryce R, Nolan K, Demonacos C, Stratford I, Freeman S. 2016. Non-symmetrical furan-amidines as novel leads for the treatment of cancer and malaria. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 33-45, vol. 111. doi> link>
  • Gambini L, Rizzi L, Pedretti A, Taglialatela-Scafati O, Carucci M, Pancotti A, Galli C, Read M, Giurisato E, Romeo S, Russo I. 2015. Picomolar Inhibition of Plasmepsin V, an Essential Malaria Protease, Achieved Exploiting the Prime Region. PLOS ONE, e0142509, vol. 10(11). doi> link> full text>
  • Moretti E, Collodel G, Mazzi L, Russo I, Giurisato E. 2015. Ultrastructural study of spermatogenesis in KSR2 deficient mice. Transgenic Research, vol. 24(741). doi> link>
  • Russo I, Babbitt S, Muralidharan V, Butler T, Oksman A, Goldberg DE. 2010. Plasmepsin V licenses Plasmodium proteins for export into the host erythrocyte. Nature, 632-636, vol. 463(7281). doi> link>
  • Fennell C, Babbitt S, Russo I, Wilkes J, Ranford-Cartwright L, Goldberg DE, Doerig C. 2009. PfeIK1, a eukaryotic initiation factor 2α kinase of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, regulates stress-response to amino-acid starvation. Malaria Journal, 99, vol. 8(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Russo I, Oksman A, Goldberg DE. 2009. Fatty acid acylation regulates trafficking of the unusual Plasmodium falciparum calpain to the nucleolus. Molecular Microbiology, 229-245, vol. 72(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Russo I, Oksman A, Vaupel B, Goldberg DE. 2009. A calpain unique to alveolates is essential in Plasmodium falciparum and its knockdown reveals an involvement in pre-S-phase development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1554-1559, vol. 106(5). doi> link>
  • De Filippis V, Russo I, Vindigni A, Di Cera E, Salmaso S, Fontana A. 2008. Incorporation of noncoded amino acids into the N‐terminal domain 1‐47 of hirudin yields a highly potent and selective thrombin inhibitor. Protein Science, 2213-2217, vol. 8(10). doi> link>
  • De Filippis V, Colombo G, Russo I, Spadari B, Fontana A. 2002. Probing the Hirudin−Thrombin Interaction by Incorporation of Noncoded Amino Acids and Molecular Dynamics Simulation † , ‡. Biochemistry, 13556-13569, vol. 41(46). doi> link>