Alberico Catapano is Full Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Center of Epidemiology and Preventive Pharmacology at the University of Milan, as well as Director of the Laboratory of Lipoproteins, Immunity and Atherosclerosis and the Center for the Study of Atherosclerosis at Bassini Hospital, and at Multimedica IRCCS Milan, Italy. His main research interests include the study of atherosclerosis, lipids, lipoproteins and genetic dyslipidaemias, and he has made landmark observations regarding heat shock proteins and pentraxins in atherogenesis, on high-density lipoproteins in the modulation of the immune response, and on the identification of possible therapeutic targets by exploiting genetic information. A past President of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), Professor Catapano is currently Co-Chairman of the EAS/European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the treatment of dyslipoproteinaemias, President of the Italian Society of Clinical and Experimental Thera
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