Molecular and Cellular Biologist with expertise in the following areas: control of gene transcription, signal transduction by cytokines and growth factors, somatic gene therapy, cancer cell biology and genetics, immunotherapy of cancer.
More than 25 years of research management experience.
Full Professor of Molecular Biology at Italian Universities starting year 1990.
On leave of absence from University from 1991 to 2009, due to employment at the Merck Sharp and Dohme research center IRBM P. Angeletti in Pomezia (Rome), resumed Academic activity at the University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia" in October 2009.
Past experience at Merck include responsibilities for several early drug discovery programs (target identification to phase I clinical trials) and membership of several Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) decision-making committees.
For 3 years (2006-2009) Site Head and Managing Director IRBM P. Angeletti in Pomezia, and manager of approximately 200 staff members. From August 2008- to September 2009 World Wide responsibilities at MRL for Basic Research efforts in the Oncology.
In March 2012 appointed Scientific Director of IRCSS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Senatore "G. Pascale" Napoli Member of several national and international scientific societies.
Since 1989 elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
Co-author of more than 200 publications in Peer Reviewed international journals (total I.F. 1290; H-index = 59). Total citations as of January 10, 2012 = 12.774 (Source: ISI Web of Science). Average citations/paper = 48 Significant experience in Technology Transfer as witnessed by Co-inventorship in > 25 international granted patents Reviewer and editorial board member of several international journals and editor of textbook for graduate students.
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