Alberto Corsini is a Full Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Milan in Italy. His research interests include the pharmacological properties of statins and hypolipidaemic agents in the management of cardiovascular/vascular disease and atherosclerosis. He has been the beneficiary of several honours, scholarships and fellowships and has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications, including 70 experimental papers, 20 reviews and 16 book chapters, and has delivered over 130 invited lectures. Professor Corsini is a reviewer for 15 scientific journals, including Science, Circulation and The FASEB Journal. Additionally, he has served on the organising committees of many scientific meetings, including the XI and XIII International Symposia on Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism. He is also a member of the American Heart Association, The New York Academy of Sciences and the International Atherosclerosis Society. Professor Corsini graduated in pharmacy from the University of Milan magna cum laude in 1981. He was awarded a PhD in experimental pharmacology in 1983 from the University of Milan and his second PhD in experimental medicine and atherosclerosis in 1990 from the University of Siena.