Basilia Zingarelli, MD, PhD, came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1995 as a post-doctoral research fellow in Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Zingarelli graduated from the Medical School of the University of Messina in Italy in 1990. She also obtained a doctorate in experimental medicine in 1997 and attended a residency in medical toxicology at the University of Messina from 1990 to 1992.
Dr. Zingarelli now directs the basic science research in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. She directs an NIH-funded research laboratory focused on the pathogenetic mechanisms of organ injury during sepsis, trauma and hemorrhage and coordinates basic science and clinical translational research projects related to other critical care conditions.
Dr. Zingarelli serves on the Executive Council of the Shock Society, a well-established international association of clinical and research scientists in the field of shock and trauma, and serves as associate editor for the journal Shock. She also serves as permanent and ad hoc member on a number of study sections at the National Institutes of Health.
Signal transduction mechanisms regulating the inflammatory response in sepsis, hemorrhage, ischemia and reperfusion injury; inflammatory bowel disease with focus on the role of the nuclear enzyme poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase and the nuclear peroxisome proliferator activated receptors; development of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of sepsis and trauma
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics