Dr. Maccarrone is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry at the Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L’Aquila (Italy). He is also Head of the Lipid Neurochemistry Unit at the European Center for Brain Research - IRCCS Santa
Lucia Foundation, Rome.
For his research activity, he has received the 4th Royan International Research Award for Reproductive Biomedicine (2003), the 2007 IACM Award for Basic Research, the 2016 ICRS Mechoulam Award, and the 2020 Tu Youyou Award.
Dr. Maccarrone served as President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society in 2010-2011, Chair of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Cannabinoid Function in the CNS and is a founding member of the European Cannabinoid Research Alliance. Previous roles include visiting Professor at Leiden University (Leiden Institute of Chemistry, The Netherlands) in 2017, faculty member of The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, since 2019, and visiting Professor at Cambridge University (Department of Psychology, U.K.) in 2019 as well as at National University of Rosario (Argentina) in 2021.
Dr. Maccarrone has authored more than 500 published papers and is a holder of 8 issued patents. He is listed among the Top Italian Scientists.