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Dr. Giordano has achieved his academic career with a degree in Biological Sciences, followed by a PhD in Developmental Sciences (1990). Between 1989-1993, Dr. Giordano worked as Associate Research Scientist at the Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine (USA), before pursuing a specialization in Clinical Pathology and Biochemistry. -In 2006-2010 he served as Seconded National Expert Joint Research Center of the European Commission; Institute for Health & Consumer Protection (IHCP); Physical & Chemical Exposure Unit (PCE); ISPRA (VA), Italy.
Co-Principal Investigator of the Mass Spectrometry Lab, Dr. Giordano works on: biochemical diagnosis of Inborn Error of Metabolism acylcarnitines and amino acids profiling of blood spots using ESI-MS/MS; postmortem diagnosis of fatty acid oxidation disorders; biochemical screening in urine of disorders of bile acids metabolism by ESI-MS/MS; measurement of palmitate and linoleate turnover in critically ill infants by monitoring stable isotope labeled tracers in vivo by GC/MS and GC-(combustion)(pirolysis) -IRMS for the elements 13C, 15N2, 2H2; measurement of acylcarnitine metabolism in fibroblasts, by monitoring stable isotope labeled tracers in vitro, by the used of HPLC ESI-MS/MS; oxidative stress, by LC-MS/MS exhaled nitrotyrosine on asthmatic children.

2000-2016 SIMMESN, Italian Society for the Study of Hereditary Metabolic Diseases and Neonatal Screening. (founder member and from 2004 to 2010 Board member)
2006-2016 Member of the Metabolomics Society
2013-2016 Member of the IMaSS Italian Mass Spectrometry Society (founder member and Board member from 2013-2015)


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