Giulio Agnetti, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

cardiovascular disease, heart failure


Dr. Giulio Agnetti is an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is currently engaged in research on cardiovascular disease and heart failure. 

In 2016, Dr. Agnetti was appointed director of the Center for Research on Cardiac Intermediate Filaments (CRCIF), with the goal of fostering collaboration efforts aimed at investigating the roles of this understudied component of the cardiac cytoskeleton. He also serves as a consulting faculty for the Center for Resources in Integrative Biology (CRIB) within Johns Hopkins University, with reference to the preparation of cardiac samples for mass spectrometry analysis.

Dr. Agnetti received his undergraduate degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy – where he also earned his PhD in biochemistry and pathophysiology of aging in 2005. He first joined Johns Hopkins University as a visiting scientist the same year. The following year he enrolled to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular proteomics and joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2012. 

He is an active member of the American Heart Association, for which, among other efforts, he organized two symposia for the Scientific Sessions 2014 and 2016. His enthusiastic contribution to the mission of the AHA has been recognized through his induction as fellow in the American Heart Association (FAHA) in 2013. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Departments / Divisions



  • Ph.D.; University of Bologna (Italy) (2005)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Manual of Cardiovascular Proteomics: a Primer for Students, Physicians and Research Scientists”, Agnetti G, Foster DB, Lindsey M. Springer Ed. 2016.

Agnetti G, Dunn MJ. “A Historical Perspective on Cardiovascular Proteomics” Manual of Cardiovascular Proteomics, Springer Ed. 2016

Di Silvestre D, Brambilla F, Agnetti G and Mauri P. “Bottom-Up Proteomics” Manual of Cardiovascular Proteomics, Springer Ed. 2016

Wright I, Agnetti G and Van Eyk JE. “Mass Spectrometry: Bridging the Gap from Discovery to Patient Care” Manual of Cardiovascular Proteomics, Springer Ed. 2016

Co-Editor: Special Issue on “Alternatives to Transplantation in the Treatment of Heart Failure: New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Insights” Agnetti G, Piepoli MF, Siniscalchi G, Nicolini F; BioMed Res Int – in press.

Contact for Research Inquiries

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Activities & Honors


  • Best Talk and Innovation Award, Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research, 2015 - 2016
  • Finalist of the Young Investigator Award, International Society of Heart Research (North American Section) conference, 2012 - 2013
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), Council of Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, 2012


  • Professional member of American Heart Association.
  • Member of the International Society of Heart Research
  • Member of Biophysical Society

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Organizer, Chair and Speaker of the symposium “Protein Misfolding in the Heart: History and New Developments”
    Lecture, American Heart Association Scientific Session 2016, New Orleans, LA (01/01/2016)
  • Chair of the session “Systems Biology and Genetic Approaches to Novel Therapeutics”
    Lecture, Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) of the American Heart Association, Phoenix, AZ (01/01/2016)
  • Invited Speaker on “Phosphorylated desmin at serine 31: a likely seed for preamyloid oligomers formation in non-genetic heart failure”
    Lecture, Gordon Research Conference on Intermediate Filaments 2016, Stoweflake, VT (01/01/2016)

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