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Dominic D'Agostino

Dominic D'Agostino

University of South Florida

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor since 2008 at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. His research is focused on hyperbaric physiology, hyperbaric cellular biology, neuropharmacology, medical biochemistry, cancer biology, cellular metabolism and intracellular signaling. As a researcher, Dominic D’Agostino enjoys support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD) and private foundations for studying the cellular and physiological effects of hyperbaric undersea environments.

Research

Metabolic therapies, including calorie restriction, ketogenic diets and ketogenic agents for CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, metabolic disorders, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, muscle wasting and cancer. To investigate the mechanism of these pathologies we use a variety of in vivo and in vitro techniques, including radio-telemetry (EEG, EMG), electrophysiology, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), biochemical assays, in vivo bioluminescence imaging, behavioral testing and exercise performance