Gianluca Tosini, PhD

Morehouse School of Medicine

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Morehouse School of Medicine


Gianluca Tosini received his Laurea in Science Biologiche from Universita di Firenze (1986) and Ph.D. in Zoology from (1994) from the University of Bristol. He completed Post-Doctoral training at the University of Bristol (1993) and at the NSF Center for Biological Timing (1994-1998). He joined the Neuroscience Institute at MSM in 1998 as assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. Currently he is Professor and Director of the Circadian Rhythms and Sleep disorders Program at MSM. Dr. Tosini is also Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Tosini serves as Associate Editor of Frontier in Bioscience, PLoS One, Molecular Vision and the Journal of Circadian Rhythms. He also a regular member of an NIH study section, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical fellowship review panel and review board of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France). Dr. Tosini has received fellowships from the Royal Society, the European Union and the Human Frontier Science Program. The main research interest in Dr. Tosini’s laboratory focuses on the regulation of circadian rhythms in mammals. Dr. Tosini has published more than seventy research papers in peer review journals (including Science, Science Signaling, Plos Biology, Proceeding of the National Academy of Science and Journal of Neuroscience) has edited a book and he has authored several book chapters. Dr Tosini has given lectures at several national and international meetings around the world (Europe, Japan, China and South America). Dr Tosini’s research has been found by grants from the NIH-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Eye Institute, the NASA-National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the National Science Foundation.