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Lisa Dalla Via was born in 1965 and in March 1989 achieved the Degree in Biological Sciences with full marks cum laude at the University of Padova and in 1990 the Board Certified in Biological Sciences. In 1990 and 1991 carried out research activity owing to a grant from Sigma-Tau (Roma). PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1995. From 1994 joined the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Researcher of Medicinal Chemistry from 2002 and associate professor from 2010.

The research activity, in collaboration with national and international groups, deals with the study of: a) the mechanism of transport and action of polyamines in rat liver and heart mitochondria; b) the mechanism of action of natural and synthetic compounds: effect on normal and tumor cells; c) the interactions between natural or synthetic compounds and cellular targets.

Principal Investigator of
Research Programs "ex 60%"
Scientific Project "Progetti di Ricerca di Ateneo (PRAT-2010) - Antitumor activity of novel coordination compounds on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)"
Scientific Project "Progetti di Ricerca di Dipartimento (PRID-2017) - An in depth investigation on novel Pt-based agents to shed light on cancer resistance mechanisms"
Research Grant-year 2008 "Biological Activity of active principles isolated from plants used in folk mexican medicine"

Financial grants for international projects:
"Iniziative di Cooperazione Universitaria-anno 2012" for a cooperation (income) with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
"Iniziative di Cooperazione Universitaria-anno 2014" for a cooperation (outcome) with the UNAM
"Iniziative di Cooperazione Universitaria-anno 2015" for a cooperation (income) with the Universidad de Colima (México).

Visiting scientist at:
Tokyo University of Science, Japan (Dec 2008);
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico (Sept 2014).

From 2013 Head of the Padova research group for the “Consorzio Interuniversitario di Ricerca in Chimica dei Metalli nei Sistemi Biologici (CIRCMSB)”
From 2016 delegate of the Padova University inside the (CIRCMSB)”

Reviewer for many international journals: Archives of Dermatological Research, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Tetrahedron Letters, Journal of Natural Products and Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry.

Member of the editorial board of the international journal "Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery".

She is author and co-author of 104 scientific papers published in international journals and many abstracts at national/international meetings.

Teaching activity:
from 2003-2004 “Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies”
from 2014-2015 "Quantitative drug analysis" courses for the Pharmacy degree, faculty of Pharmacy.
Academic Year 2011-2012 “Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis” for the Laurea Magistrale in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies
Academic Year 2011-2012 part of the course “Large-scale cell cultures and biomolecules production” for the Laurea Magistrale in Industrial Biotechnologies.

Advanced course “Emerging anticancer therapies and future perspectives” for the Ph.D. course in Molecular Sciences

Supervisor of degree thesis for the single cycle degrees in Pharmacy and Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals Techniques and of PhD thesis for the Doctoral degree in Molecular Sciences.


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A. Lauria, F. Mingoia, A.N. García-Argáez, R. Delisi, A. Martorana, L. Dalla Via
New insights into the mechanism of action of pyrazol[1,2-a]benzo[1,2,3,4]tetrazin-3-one derivatives endowed with anticancer potential
Chem. Biol. Drug Des. 91, 463-477 (2018)

S. Salerno, A.N. García-Argáez, E. Barresi, S. Taliani, F. Simorini, C. La Motta, G. Amendola, S. Tomassi, S. Cosconati, E. Novellino, F. Da Settimo, A.M. Marini, L. Dalla Via
New insight in the structure-activity relationship of 2-phenylamino-substituted benzothiopyrano[4,3-d]pyrimidines as kinase inhibitors
Eur. J. Med. Chem. 150, 446-456 (2018)

D. Belli Dell’Amico, M. Colalillo, L. Dalla Via, M. Dell’Acqua, A.N. García-Argáez, M. Hyeraci, L. Labella, S. Samaritani
Synthesis and reactivity of cytotoxic platinum(II) complexes of bidentate oxime: a step towards the functionalization od bioactive complexes
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1589-1594 (2018) 10.1002/ejic.201800055

G. Boscutti, C. Nardon, L. Marchiò, M. Crisma, B. Biondi, D. Dalzoppo, L. Dalla Via, F. Formaggio, A. Casini, D. Fregona
Anticancer gold(III) peptidomimetics: from synthesis to in vitro and ex vivo biological evaluation
ChemMedChem. 2018 Mar 23. doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201800098

G. Fumagalli, G. Giorgi, M. Vágvölgyi, E. Colombo, M. S. Christodoulou, V. Collico, D. Prosperi, F. Dosio, A. Hunyadi, M. Montopoli, M. Hyeraci, A. Silvani, G. Lesma, L. Dalla Via,* D. Passarella
Hetero-Nanoparticles by self-assembly of ecdysteroid and doxorubicin conjugates as promising approach to overcome cancer resistance
ACS Med. Chem. Lett. DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.8b00078

M.S. Christodoulou, S. Giofrè, G. Broggini, L. Dalla Via, A. Mazza, E.M. Beccalli
Copper-catalyzed alkoxylation as key step to convert isatin to oxazinoindol-2-one derivatives
ChemistrySELECT 3, 4361-4365 (2018) 10.1002/slct.201800568