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
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