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Roberto cioccocioppo

Project Participant Roberto Ciccocioppo, PhD   

Full professor, School of Pharmacy; Director of the “International School of Advanced Studies” University of Camerino


List of relevant publications and Patents within the last five years

Total publications 1991-2018: 152 PubMed listed. Sum of the times cited: 4.820 (WEB of Science, March 2018) - H-Index: 37

Narendran R, Ciccocioppo R,…Himes ML, Mason NS (2017) Nociceptin Receptors in Alcohol Use Disorders: A Positron Emission Tomography Study Using [11C]NOP-1A. Biol Psychiatry doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.05.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Kallupi M, ….Ciccocioppo R (2017) Genetic Deletion of the Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ Receptor in the Rat Confers Resilience to the Development of Drug Addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology 42:695-706.

Ubaldi M, ….Ciccocioppo R, Cannella N (2016) Activation of Hypocretin-1/Orexin-A Neurons Projecting to the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Paraventricular Nucleus Is Critical for Reinstatement of Alcohol Seeking by Neuropeptide S. Biol Psychiatry 79:452-62.

de Guglielmo G, ……Ciccocioppo R. PPARγ Activation Attenuates Opioid Consumption and Modulates Mesolimbic Dopamine Transmission (2015). Neuropsychopharmacology 40:927-37.

Ciccocioppo R, .....Teshima K (2014) Chronic treatment with novel brain-penetrating selective NOP receptor agonist MT-7716 reduces alcohol drinking and seeking in the rat. Neuropsychopharmacology 39:2601-10.

US Patent (2013) (Demopulos, George A. Gaitanaris, Roberto Ciccocioppo) Treatment of addiction and impulse-control disorders using pde7 inhibitors.


US Patent Application No 0158247 WO2013176877A3

EU patent (2016) (Roberto Ciccocioppo) Compositions and methods for prophylaxis and treatment of

addictions EU Patent Application 3053440

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1991                Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical                                           Technologies. University of Camnerino

1996                Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the Department of                                       Pharmacological Sciences and Experimental                                       Medicine (Prof M. Massi), University of                                             Camerino (Italy

1998-2000       Postdoctoral  fellow  at The Scripps Research                                     Institute (Prof F. Weiss), La Jolla, USA

1999-2004       Assistant Professor at the Department of                                             Pharmacological Sciences and Experimental                                       Medicine, University of Camerino, Italy

2004-2011       Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the                                       University of Camerino

2005 -              Adjunct research position at The Scripps                                           Research Institute, La Jolla California

2010 -              Full Professor of Pharmacology at the School                                       of Pharmacy, University of Camerino

2014 -              Head of the School of Advanced Studies,                                         University of Camerino

2017 -              Visiting professor with adjunct position at the                                       ChangChun University of Technology, China


1999                S.I.M.S. Award for his studies on the                                               mechanisms of cocaine relapse.

2000                Axis-shield ISBRA Junior Investigator Award: for                                   studies on mechanisms of ethanol “relapse”

2004                Italian Society of Pharmacology- Farmaindustria                                 Award for the studies on “ The role of the                                           Nociceptin/orphanin system in the regulation of                                 stress-induced feeding maladaptive behaviors

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