Giovanni Paternostro earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, England, in 1997. He has obtained his MD and Board Certification in Cardiology from the University of Rome, Italy. After postdoctoral training at the Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London and at Burnham Institute for Medical Research he was promoted to Research Investigator in 2001 and to Assistant Professor in 2003. In 2001 he was nominated member of the Whitaker Institute for Biomedical Engineering,UCSD. His research has been recognized by the 2002 Society for Geriatric Cardiology Basic Science Award and by the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award. Dr. Paternostro now holds adjunct faculty positions at Burnham Institute for Medical Research and at the Department of Bioengineering, UCSD. His lab is located at Burnham Institute.