Study Programme

Master in Kinesiology of Human Performance


Advanced applied kinesiology

Area of Habilitation

Sport physiology

Research Area

Muscle physiology

Short Bio

Carlo Reggiani graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pavia and specialized in Cardiology and Sport Medicine. He has been Associate Professor of Human Physiology at the University of Pavia since 1983, Full Professor of Human Physiology at the same university since 1991 and then at the University of Padua from 2000 until 2018. He taught Physiology at the Medical School and at the Kinesiology School and was Chairman of the Kinesiology (Scienze Motorie) School in Padova from 2009 to 2016, and is currently Director of the School of Specialization in Sport Medicine in Pavia and in Padova. Professor Reggiani has been  Professor Emeritus at the University of Padova since 2019.

Professor Reggiani is dedicated to the physiology of striated cardiac and skeletal muscle through the study of particular myofibrillar proteins, their influence on contractile performance and the regulation of their expression in humans and in animal models. He was Visiting Scientist in the laboratory of Prof. Paul Edman at the University of Lund, Sweden from 1980 to 1983, while his main collaborations have been with R. Bottinelli (Pavia). S. Schiaffino (Padova), G. Stienen (Amsterdam), M. Ferenczi (London), S. Sorrentino (Siena, Italy), M.A Geeves (Canterbury, UK).

Professor Reggiani has been the recipient of several grants: PI of Telethon projects (1994,1997,2001,2004, 2007, 2009, 2012), Coordinator of national PRIN (cofin 1998 and 2000), PI of local research unit PRIN (2001,2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2015 ), PI of CARIPARO projects (2011 and 2013), PI of Research Units in networks funded by the European community (1994,1999, 2008, 2011) and of ASI projects.

He is also the author of 250 original works in extenso, with 15000 citations and h index 54, and has engaged in editorial activity for J Physiology (Reviewing Editor), Am J Physiol (Member of the Editorial Board), BMC Physiology (Associate Editor), Frontiers in Physiology(Associate Editor), Biology (Associate Editor) ,Biophys J, Pflugers Arch, Circ Res.