Magna Graecia University
Stefano Alcaro was born in Catanzaro (Itlay) on February 17th 1966. In 1990 he received the degree with full marks in Medicinal Chemistry and Technology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", discussing an experimental thesis in computational chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Luciano Caglioti. At the same University he reached the Ph.D. in Pharmacology, continuing his research activity in the field of interactions between bio-molecules by innovative molecular modeling tools. In 1994 Stefano Alcaro was postdoct at the Dept. of Chemistry of Columbia University (NYC, USA) where he joined, for about one year, the computational team of Prof. Clark W. Still. In 1996 he moved to his inborn place as researcher at the new University "Magna GrÃ¦cia" of Catanzaro, creating the Computational Chemistry lab. From 2002 to 2011 he was associate professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Faculty of Pharmacy and the head of the CClab of the same academic institution. In June 2011 he reaches the position of full professor at the same University. He is currently the coordinator of the Life Science PhD Program at University "Magna GrÃ¦cia" of Catanzaro and has been recently nominated â€œCoordinator-Electâ€ of the Paul Ehrlich Euro-PhD Network for the period 2016-2019.
Development of new molecular modeling tools useful in the drug discovery process and to the application of them and other methods, mainly in the design of anticancer and antiviral agents.