Source: Interfolio F180

Pietro Sanna

Department of Immunology and Microbiology



M.D. (Medicine, cum laude), A. Gemelli Med, Universitá Cattolica, 1986
Maturitá Scientifica (High-School - Science track), Collegio San Giuseppe - Istituto Demerode, 1980

Awards & Professional Activities

1992 AIDS Research Fellowship, Istituto Superiore di Sanita’, Rome, Italy
1997 Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
1998 Research Award, Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF)
2000 Research Award, Robert L. & Clara G. Patterson Trust
2003 Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award (CEBRA), National Institute on Drug Abuse
2005 Number 2 in Top 25 Articles, Brain Res. Protocols
2008 Visiting Professor, University of Cagliari, School of Pharmacy
2015 Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award (CEBRA), National Institute on Drug Abuse
2016 Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse

Selected Publications

Lorrai, Irene; Shankula, Chase; Gaytan, Jorge M.; Kawamura, Tomoya; Maccioni, Paola; Mugnaini, Claudia; Corelli, Federico; Gessa, Gian L.; Sanna, Pietro Paolo P.; Colombo, Giancarlo Reducing effect of the novel positive allosteric modulator of the GABA receptor, COR659, on binge-like alcohol drinking in male mice and rats. 2022, 239, 201-213.

Sanna, Pietro Paolo P.; Fu, Yu; Masliah, Eliezer; Lefebvre, Celine; Repunte-Canonigo, Vez Central nervous system (CNS) transcriptomic correlates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) brain RNA load in HIV-infected individuals. 2021, 11, 12176.

Mercatelli, Daniele; Balboni, Nicola; Palma, Alessandro; Aleo, Emanuela; Sanna, Pietro Paolo P.; Perini, Giovanni; Giorgi, Federico M. Single-Cell Gene Network Analysis and Transcriptional Landscape of MYCN-Amplified Neuroblastoma Cell Lines. 2021, 11.

de Guglielmo, G.; Fu, Y.; Chen, J.; Larrosa, E.; Hoang, I.; Kawamura, T.; Lorrai, I.; Zorman, B.; Bryant, J.; George, Olivier; Sumazin, P.; Lefebvre, C.; Repunte-Canonigo, Vez; Sanna, Pietro P. Increases in compulsivity, inflammation, and neural injury in HIV transgenic rats with escalated methamphetamine self-administration under extended-access conditions. Brain Research 2020, 1726.

Chen, J.; Chen, V.; Kawamura, T.; Hoang, I.; Yang, Y.; Wong, A. T.; McBride, R.; Repunte-Canonigo, Vez; Millhauser, G. L.; Sanna, Pietro P. Charge characteristics of agouti-related protein implicate potent involvement of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in metabolic function. iScience 2019, 22, 557-570.

Tunstall, B. J.; Lorrai, I.; McConnell, S. A.; Gazo, K. L.; Zeller, L. J.; de Guglielmo, G.; Hoang, I.; Haass-Koffler, C. L.; Repunte-Canonigo, Vez; Koob, George F.; Vendruscolo, L. F.; Sanna, Pietro P. Probenecid reduces alcohol drinking in rodents. is pannexin1 a novel therapeutic target for alcohol use disorder?. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2019, 54, 497-502.