Dr. Giovanni Messina
Giovanni Messina, EDUCATION: 1996-2002 Second University of Naples, Faculty of Medicine, Naples, Italy; 2003. Doctor of Medicine; 2002-2005 PhD in Food and Health, Second University of Naples, Faculty of Medicine; 2005-2009 Residency in Nutrition Science, Second University of Naples, Faculty of Medicine; 2010-2015 Residency in Sport Science, Second University of Naples, Faculty of Medicine; FACULTY APPOINTMENTS: from 2106 to date Professor of Physiology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia; Medical Doctor at the Clinical Unit of Dietetics and Sports Medicine of the University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”. MAIN LINES OF RESEARCH (Laboratory animals and humans) 1) Nervous control of body temperature. 2) Correlations between thermogenesis and feeding behavior. 3) Cortical and hypothalamic control of vegetative functions. 4) Autonomic responses to stimulation with orexin A in physiological, clinical and sports conditions 5) Control of nociceptive transmission. 6) Variations of metabolic and vegetative parameters in physiological, clinical and sports conditions. 7) Variations of Heat Rate Variability in physiological, clinical and sports conditions. 8) Functional assessment of corticospinal system excitability in athletes through transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). ACTIVITIES of referee for international journals: Neuroscience Letters, Brain Research, Psychiatry Research, Annual Research & Review in Biology, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, PLOS-One, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Drug Design, Development and Therapy, Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Food Science and Human Wellness, Current Pharmaceutical Design, Neuropeptides, Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Frontiers in Physiology, Oncotarget.