Prof. Calogero Caruso


Calogero Caruso, formerly Full Professor of General Pathology, is Professor Emeritus  at the University of Palermo, Italy.

Academic Education

He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Palermo, in 1971 (magna cum laude).

Research activities & Publications

He was founder and  editor-in-chief of the journal Immunity & Ageing (2004-2018), and has authored 388 publications (13,710 citations), mostly on ageing, age-related diseases and longevity, indexed on Scopus (H index of 61). He has recently edited the book “Centenarians. An example of positive biology.” for Springer Nature and, with Prof. Giuseppina Candore, the book “Human Aging. From Cellular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Strategies”.


He was national coordinator of Italian Ministerial Project on Centenarians and Longevity (2017-2020). He was Coordinator of the PhD program in Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology (formerly Pathobiology) (1998-2018). The national and international recognition of his scientific achievements in the field of Biogerontology is documented by funded projects, by the number of citations of his papers, by invitations to national and international congresses and meetings, by his activity as a project reviewer and by organization of international conferences.