Short CV/Education and training

  • 1973 – 1977
    Student, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy.

  • 1979 – 1983
    Ph.D. Student, Department of Membrane Research, the Weizmann Institute of Science. Rehovot, Israel. Research field: membrane biology and biophysics.

  • 1980
    Visiting PhD student, Kernforschungsanlage, Institute fur Neurobiologie, Julich, Germany. Research field: mechanisms of rhodopsin photoactivation

  • 1983 – 1986
    Fogarty Visiting Fellow, Section on Cell Regulation, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Metabolism, National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Research field: biochemistry, signal transduction, TSH and thyroid hormone action.

  • 1987
    Visiting Scientist, Department of Hormone Research, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Research field: G-protein mediated signalling.

  • 1986 – 1988
    Chief of the Research Unit on Cell Regulation, "Mario Negri" Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milano, Italy. Research field: signal transduction, TSH and thyroid hormone action, G-protein mediated signalling.

  • 1987
    Co-founder of the Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti) Italy

  • 1988 – 2009
    Head of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation, "Mario Negri Sud" Institute, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti), Italy. Research field: signal transduction, ADP-ribosylation, G-protein mediated signalling. Lipid metabolism, cell biology.

  • 1996 – 2003
    Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Oncology, ?Mario Negri Sud" Institute, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti), Italy.

  • 2004
    Co-founder of TIDID (Telethon Initiative for the Discovery of Drug targets).

  • 2004 – 2009
    Director for Research & Development, "Mario Negri Sud" Institute, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti), Italy.

  • since 2009
    Director, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council, Naples, Italy.

  • since 2010
    President, National Research Council Research Area NA1, Via Pietro Castellino 111, Naples

Selected publications

  • Valente C, Turacchio G, Mariggiò S, Pagliuso A, Gaibisso R, Di Tullio G, Santoro M, Formiggini F, Spanò S, Piccini D, Polishchuk RS, Colanzi A, Luini A, Corda D. (2012). "A 14-3-3gamma dimer-based scaffold bridges CtBP1-S/BARS to PI(4)KIIIbeta to regulate post-Golgi carrier formation." NAT CELL BIOL 14(4): 343-354.

  • Zizza P,Iurisci C,Bonazzi M,Cossart P,Leslie CC,Corda D,Mariggiò S (2012) "Phospholipase A2IVa Regulates Phagocytosis Independent of Its Enzymatic Activity" J BIOL CHEM 2012 May 11; 287: 16849-59

  • Corda D,Zizza P,Varone A,Bruzik KS,Mariggiò S (2012) "The glycerophosphoinositols and their cellular functions" BIOCHEM SOC T 2012 Feb; 40: 101-7

  • Corda D, Barretta ML, Cervigni RI, Colanzi A (2012) "Golgi complex fragmentation in G2/M transition: An organelle-based cell-cycle checkpoint" IUBMB LIFE 2012 Aug; 64: 661-70

  • Yang JS, Valente C, Polishchuk RS, Turacchio G, Layre E, Moody DB, Leslie CC, Gelb MH, Brown WJ, Corda D, Luini A, Hsu VW (2011) "COPI acts in both vesicular and tubular transport." NAT CELL BIOL 13(8): 996-1003.

  • Stilla A, Di Paola S, Dani N, Krebs C, Arrizza A, Corda D, Haag F, Koch-Nolte F, Di Girolamo M (2011) "Characterisation of a novel glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored mono-ADP-ribosyltransferase isoform in ovary cells" EUR J CELL BIOL 90: 665-77

  • Dani N,Mayo E,Stilla A,Marchegiani A,Di Paola S,Corda D,Di Girolamo M (2011) "Mono-ADP-ribosylation of the G protein betagamma dimer is modulated by hormones and inhibited by Arf6" J BIOL CHEM 286: 5995-6005

  • Cervigni RI,Barretta ML,Persico A,Corda D,Colanzi A (2011) "The role of Aurora-A kinase in the Golgi-dependent control of mitotic entry" BIOARCHITECTURE 1: 61-65

  • Menniti M, Iuliano R,Föller M, Sopjani M, Alesutan I, Mariggiò S, Nofziger C, Perri AM, Amato R, Blazer-Yost B, Corda D, Lang F, Perrotti N (2010) "60kDa lysophospholipase, a new Sgk1 molecular partner involved in the regulation of ENaC." CELL PHYSIOL BIOCHEM 26: 587-96

  • Okazaki Y, Ohshima N, Yoshizawa I, Kamei Y, Mariggiò S, Okamoto K, Maeda M, Nogusa Y, Fujioka Y, Izumi T, Ogawa Y, Shiro Y, Wada M, Kato N, Corda D, Yanaka N (2010) "A novel glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterase, GDE5, controls skeletal muscle development via a non-enzymatic mechanism" J BIOL CHEM 285: 27652-63


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the BIO-IMAGINE Project, FP7-REGPOT-2010-1, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland, 2011 – 2014

  • Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Evaluation Panel, Framework Programme 7, European Commission, Brussels, 2008 – 2014

  • Member of the Fellowship Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC), since 2011

  • Chair of the Working Group "Young Scientists' Forum" of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), 2008 – 2010

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), 2008 – 2010

  • FP7 GenSET project – member of the Science Leaders Panel, since 2009

  • Member of the Research Quality Review Panel, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 2009

  • Chair of the Biological Sciences Evaluation Panel for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Lisbon, Portugal, 2009

  • Member of the External Advisory Board of the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Madrid, Spain, since 2009

  • Member of the Council and of the Executive Board of the European Life Scientist Organization (ELSO), 2000 – 2009

  • Member of the External Advisory Group for the People Programme, Framework Programme 7, European Commission, 2007 – 2008

  • Member of the Expert group "Realising a single labour market for researchers" (ERA), Framework Programme 7, European Commission, 2007 – 2008

  • Member of the Interregional Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC), 2004 – 2008

  • Member of the External Advisory Group for the Human Resources and Mobility Programme, Framework Programme 6, European Commission, 2004 – 2007

  • Member of the Advanced Courses Committee of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), 2004 – 2007

  • Member of the FEBS/EMBO award selection committee for the "Women in Science" Award, since 2007

  • Registered referee for Italian Universities, since 2005

  • Registered referee for the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Albo Revisori, MIUR), since 2004

  • Member of the evaluation panel of the Research Councils for Biosciences and Environment (RCBE) and Health (RCH), Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland, since 2003

  • Corresponding member of the WICB (Women in Cell Biology Committee) of the American Society for Cell Biology, 2000 – 2003

  • Member of the Expert Panel "Baseline Assessment of the Public Research System in Ireland in the areas of Information & Communication Technologies and Biotechnology", Ireland, 2002

  • Permanent Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), since 2000

  • Founding member (and Chair until 2005) of the Career Development Committee (CDC) of the European Life Scientist Organization (ELSO), 2000

  • Member of the Council of the Italian Society of Cell Biology and Differentiation (ABCD) , 1997 – 2000

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