Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dr. Federico Sesti is a Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University. He received his Laurea and a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Genova, Italy. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Benjamin Kaupp, Institut für Biologische Informationsverarbeitung, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) and in the laboratory of Steve Goldstein at Yale University (USA). He joined the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2001. The research of the Sesti’s laboratory revolves around the molecular basis of neuronal aging in both vertebrates and invertebrates and in particular, how excess oxidants modify K+ channels and how this mechanism - which the lab has been the first to demonstrate - contributes to the progressive decline in neuronal function which is part of the normal aging process and of neurodegenerative disease.
Prof. Sesti is a Fulbrigh Scholar and member of several scientific societies. He serves on the editorial board of several journals and in international, federal and private funding agencies.
Dr. Federico Sesti's research interests are in Ion channel, potassium channel, aging, oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species, ROS, Srctyrosine kinases, C. Elegans, and cell signaling.