Department of Chemistry
PhD, Clinical Bio-analytical chemistry, Cleveland State University, OH
Dr. Tiso is a professorial Lecturer in the Chemistry Department of American University since Fall 2015.
He earned a M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Padova, Italy in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Clinical Bioanalytical Chemistry with specialization in Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland State University, Ohio while performing his thesis project at the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Center. At CSU he was a teaching assistant of general and organic chemistry for several years. As a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, Dr. Tiso acquired a broad experience in biochemistry research and since 2012 he taught continuously “Biochemistry in Health and Diseases” and “Introduction to Molecular Medicine” at the Foundation for Advanced Education in Sciences (FAES) Graduate School in Bethesda, MD.
In his classes Dr. Tiso strives to convey his passion and enthusiasm for the subject, he shares his curiosity for the unexplained or unknown and encourages students to work together and learn from each other. He values students’ individual backgrounds and experiences and stimulates them to teach back to the class using group exercises and frequent class discussions. In addition to the classic lecturing method, he has adopted the problem-based learning methodology, which exposes the students to real-life case studies, enhances their problem-solving abilities and instills in them a sense of curiosity
Dr. Tiso research interests are the molecular pathways governing the link between dietary nitrate metabolism, the microbiome and human health, including the reactions of nitrate and nitrite with globin hemoproteins (such as hemoglobin, myoglobin and neuroglobin) to generate nitric oxide.