Associate Professor of Medical Genetics University of Turin, School of Medicine & Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine,Italy.
After obtaining an MD degree and training as a medical oncologist, I started a PhD program in Genetics at the University of Turin. During the PhD, I trained at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University with Drs. Simon Robson and Terry Strom, where we identified an ATP-degrading pathway as an integral component of the suppressive machinery of regulatory T cells. After going back to Italy at the end of 2005, I obtained my first two grants as an independent investigator. In 2010 I started my own research lab in the Human Genetics Foundation in Turin, Italy, as associate professor of medical genetics, dedicating to the analysis of tumor microenvironment. From 2014 to 2016, I was visiting associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, to set up patient-derived xenograft models of Richter syndrome.
chronic lymphoproliferative syndromes, tumor immunology, regulatory T cells and mechanisms of immunomodulation.