Cristina Pozzoli was born in Piacenza in 1964. She graduated in Biological Science in Parma in 1990. She took her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1995 at the University of Padova. She has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Medical Faculty in Parma since 1995 (since 2002, Section of Pharmacology, Department of Human Anatomy, Pharmacology and Forensic Medicine). She is teaching Neuropharmacology to undergraduate students at the school of Physiotherapy of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Parma.
Main research interest: Gastrointestinal and Cardiovascular Pharmacology with special reference to pharmacology of histaminergic, adrenergic and cholinergic receptors. In the last years she was involved in the studies of intestinal inflammation induced by drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Furthermore, she is studying how these drugs, largely used in veterinary and human medicine, could modify the intestinal motility.