Joseph Nicolazzo, Editorial Board Member
Monash University, Australia
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Joseph Nicolazzo graduated with a PhD in 2005 from Monash University (Australia), where he now holds an academic position as a Senior Lecturer. His main research focus is on central nervous system (CNS) drug delivery and the role of brain endothelial cell membrane transporters and intracellular carrier proteins in facilitating blood-brain barrier (BBB) transport of endogenous and exogenous molecules. Using in vitro, in situ and in vivo methods, Joseph’s research group is also investigating how drug transport across the BBB alters in various disease states, including Alzheimer’s disease and furthermore, his group is exploring the involvement of dysfunctional BBB transport proteins in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. His research has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and various Australian philanthropic bodies. He received the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Young Investigator Award in 2009 and Early Career Research Award in 2013, as well as an International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Award of Recognition (2014). Joseph is also currently the Treasurer of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association.