University positionProfessore ordinario
Professor Aldo Badiani is Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Professor Badiani received his doctoral degree in Medicine and Surgery from Sapienza University of Rome and carried out post-doctoral research in Italy (CNR), Canada (CSBN), and USA (University of Michigan). In 1999, he returned to Sapienza University Medical School as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, progressing to the rank of Associate Professor in 2001, and then to Full Professor in 2008. At Sapienza he also served as Associate Chief Physician in the Drug Addiction unit of the University Hospital. He has been President of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS) from 2011 to 2013. Professor Badiani conducts preclinical and translational research in the field drug addiction. His early research focused on the behavioral and neurobiological adaptations to repeated exposure to addictive drugs in rodent models. His most recent research has focused on the role of environmental factors in determining individual vulnerability to drug addiction in both humans and animals.