He has studied the biochemical basis of romantic interpersonal attraction and identified the neurotrophin nerve growth factor (NGF) as a key biochemical mediator of falling in love.
The implications of this research have been criticized in the popular press In 2008, his genetic research, which showed an association between serotonin and dopamine receptor gene polymorphisms and certain love traits, was awarded with the International Zdenek Klein Award for Human Ethology from the Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakian Republic. Doctor Emanuele is also well known for his studies on biomarkers of atherosclerosis.
He graduated as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy in 2002.
Identification of sRAGE, the soluble form of the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts, as related to atherosclerosis, dementia, and longevity. Identification of the neurotrophin nerve growth factor (NGF) as a biochemical mediator of falling in love in humans.
Genetic dissection of human mating system and love styles. Identification of biochemical markers of autism.
Genetics of sporadic Alzheimer"s disease.
Identification of biochemical markers related to aggressive behaviour in domestic animals. Role of serotonin and omega-3 fatty acids in experimental neuroeconomics. Researchers led by Doctor Enzo Emanuele have traced the genetic component of cellulite to particular polymorphisms in the angiotensin converting enzyme (American Council on Exercise) and hypoxia-inducible factor 1A (HIF1a) genes.
He is also member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation.