Pier G. Mastroberardino, PhD, is a group leader in the Department of Genetics of the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He received his PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Rome and completed his postdoctoral training initially at the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases of Emory University and later at the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Pittsburgh. In 2007 he received a K99/R00 award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Scieces to study protein oxidation in pesticide models of PD, and to start his career as an independent scientist. His research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease etiopathogenesis and, in particular, on the detrimental synergies between oxido-reductive imbalance, mitochondrial dysfunction, and deregulation of iron metabolism. His laboratory investigates these topics in a variety of biological systems, from pre-clinical models to primary cell cultures derived from patients’ biological specimens.