Salvatore Oddo

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7601

Biography

Salvatore Oddo received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Catania, Italy, and his graduate degree in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory from the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease. Using animal models, he showed that dysfunction signaling transduction pathways that are critical for learning and memory play a pivotal role in the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor Oddo has published more than 70 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals and is a member of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center. In recognition of his contribution to the aging and Alzheimer’s disease fields, he has been the recipient of several national and international awards.

Education

  • Ph.D. Neurobiology of Memory and Learning, University of California-Irvine 2005
  • B.S. Molecular Biology (with honors), University of Catania, Italy 1999

Research Activity

  • Oddo,Salvatore*. Reducing mTOR activity as a treatment for Alzheimers disease. ASU FDN(9/1/2015 - 9/27/2016).
  • Oddo,Salvatore*. Molecular Interplay Between Abeta Tau and mTOR: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration. HHS-NIH(9/1/2015 - 2/28/2016).

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 476 Cellular & Molecular Neuro
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 555 Adv Molecular & Cellular Sci
MCB 555 Adv Molecular & Cellular Sci
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 400 Topics in Neuroscience
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 476 Cellular & Molecular Neuro
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 467 Neurobiology
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research

Presentations

  • Oddo S. The mammalian target of rapamycin at the crossroad between aging and Alzheimers disease. Academic seminar (Nov 2015).
  • Oddo S. mTOR signaling links A� and tau to cognitive decline: Evidence from animal models. Academic Seminar (Sep 2015).
  • Oddo S. mTOR signaling links A� and tau to cognitive decline: Evidence from animal models. Academic Seminar (Sep 2015).
  • Oddo S. Reducing ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 ameliorates Alzheimers disease-like cognitive and synaptic deficits by reducing BACE-1 translation. Alzheimers Association International Conference (Jul 2015).
  • Oddo S. Molecular Interplay Among mTOR, A� and tau: Therapeutic Implications for Alzheimer's Disease. Academic Seminar (Apr 2015).
  • Oddo S. The mTOR/S6K1 pathway plays a key role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease. The 12th international conference on Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases (Mar 2015).
  • Oddo S. Chemogenetic tools to remotely stimulate neuronal networks in Alzheimer's disease. Academic seminar (Feb 2015).

Service

  • Alzheimer's Association, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2018 - Present)
  • Professional Journals, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016 - Present)
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience -Executive Committee, Committee Member (2015 - Present)
  • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Scientific Review Board, Member (2011 - Present)
  • Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium, Reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • Curricular Evaluation work group for the Neuromusculoskeletal Block, Committee Member (2014 - 2015)
  • IACUC committee, committee member (2013 - 2015)
  • Early Stage Investigator committee, Committee Member (2013 - 2015)
  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review group MDCN, Committee Member (2015 - 2015)