Giovanni Li Volti graduated from the School of Medicine of the University of Catania (Italy) in 2000 and obtained a PhD in Pediatric Sciences in 2005 in the same school.
He worked as a research associate from 2000 to 2002 at the Department of Pharmacology of the New York Medical College (USA). From 2005 to 2006 he was a post-doc at the Department of Anatomy of the University of Brescia (Italy).
During these years he worked extensively on oxidative stress and natural antioxidants under various experimental conditions both in vitro and in vivo. Since 2006 he is an associate professor of Biochemistry at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Catania where he continued his work on natural extracts and oxidative stress with particular regard to metabolic syndrome and neurodegenerative diseases.
Since 2019 he if a full professor of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine of the University of Catania where he serves as a deputy rector for biomedical research. Prof. Li Volti received several awards for his research including Aventis Pharma New Investigator Award for U.S. Fellow and Young Scientist Award FEBS meeting. He is also the recipient of various funded scientific grants related to oxidative stress and antioxidants.
He is the author of more than 230 peer-reviewed articles and he is currently serving as a member and associate editor in various high-ranked scientific journals (i.e. Journal of Clinical Medicine, Molecules, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Physiology, and many others).
He is currently ranked among the top Italian scientist in the world and his articles have been cited more than 5000 times (data from Scopus)