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Researcher Profile - Alessandro Serretti

First Name:Alessandro
Last Name:Serretti
Advanced Degrees:Professor of Psychiatry
Affiliation:university of bologna
Street Address 1:v.le carlo pepoli 5
Zip/Postal Code:40123
Phone:+39 320 4269332
Fax:+39 051 521030
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 13 February 2012]
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Clinical Interests:
Bipolar disorder , Schizophrenia, Depression
Research Focus:
Clinical trials, Genetics
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Reasearcher Bio
Alessandro Serretti MD, PhD (1991- mark 110/110 with honours, Catholic University, Rome, Italy), Specialization in Psychiatry (1996 - mark 70/70 with honours, Milan University).
Since 1999 to 2006 Director of the Unit of Genetics in Mood Disorders, Dept. of Psychiatry, IRCCS Ospedale S.Raffaele, Milan.
2001-2008 Professor of Statistical Genetics at University Vita-Salute, IRCCS Ospedale S.Raffaele, Milan.
2006-present Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Tenured) at Bologna University, Bologna, Italy (main position).
Author of more than 330 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Reviewer and member of the editorial board for 100 journals and funding agencies. Principal Investigator in national and international scientific collaborative projects. Coordinator of a research unit active in genetic and clinical studies of major psychoses.
Top Papers
Serretti A, Macciardi F, Smeraldi E (1996): Identification of symptomatologic patterns common to major psychoses: proposal for a phenotype definition. American Journal of Medical Genetics 67:393-400.

Serretti A, Zanardi R, Rossini D, Cusin C, Lilli R, Smeraldi E (2001): Influence of tryptophan hydroxylase and serotonin transporter genes on fluvoxamine antidepressant activity. Molecular Psychiatry 6:586-592.

Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2004): Neural network analysis in pharmacogenetics of mood disorders. BMC Med Genet 5:27.

Serretti A, Masaki K, De Ronchi D, Kinoshita T (2007): Meta-Analysis of Serotonin Transporter Gene Promoter Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) association with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Efficacy in Depressed Patients. Molecular Psychiatry 12:247-257.

Serretti A, Calati R, Ferrari B, De Ronchi D (2007): Personality and Genetics. Current Psychiatry Reviews 3:147-159.

Serretti A, Kato M, De Ronchi D, Kinoshita T (2007): Meta-analysis of serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) association with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor efficacy in depressed patients. Mol Psychiatry 12:247-57.

Serretti A, Kato M, Kennedy JL (2008): Pharmacogenetic studies in depression: a proposal for methodologic guidelines. Pharmacogenomics J 8:90-100.

Serretti A, Mandelli L (2008): The genetics of bipolar disorder: genome 'hot regions,' genes, new potential candidates and future directions. Mol Psychiatry 13:742-71.

Serretti A, Chiesa A (2009): Treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction related to antidepressants: a meta-analysis. J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:259-66.

Serretti A, Pae C-U, Chiesa A, Mandelli L, De Ronchi D (2009): Influence of TAAR6 polymorphisms on response to aripiprazole. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 33:822-826.

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