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Italian Research Day: Individualized Cancer Therapy in the Age of Precision Medicine

Date:

04/15/2019


Italian Research Day: Individualized Cancer Therapy in the Age of Precision Medicine

On the occasion of the Italian Research Day, an initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to promote the important work of Italian scientists and researchers around the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles presents a conversation with Italian scientists and researchers, moderated by Professor Marco Giovannini, Director of the UCLA Neural Tumor Research Laboratory.

Special introduction by Kevin Petti, PhD, President Emeritus at the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society and Professor of Science and Health at San Diego Miramar College. Part of Leonardo500, a series of events celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

Panelists:

  • Nadia Carlesso M.D., PhD, City of Hope Associate Director of Basic Research, Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research, Professor Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science and Professor Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research;
  • Giorgia del Vecchio, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology;
  • Marco Morselli, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Department of Biochemistry;
  • Andrea Sandri, UCLA undegraduate student;
  • Alice Soragni, PhD, Assistant Professor of Hematology Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine.

Marco Giovannini, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor-in-Residence of Head and Neck Surgery at the UCLA. A native of Italy, Marco Giovannini received his MD and PhD from the University of Bologna. After postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, and Institut Curie in Paris, he began his scientific career as Chair of the Department of Functional Genomics of Solid Tumors at INSERM (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale) in Paris. In 2008, he moved to the House Research Institute in Los Angeles as the Director of the Division of Translational Research and in 2013 he joined the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen Medical School at UCLA, Member of the Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), and Founder and Scientific Director of the UCLA Multidisciplinary Neurofibromatosis Clinic.

A molecular geneticist by training, Marco Giovannini is a physician-scientist who conducts laboratory and clinical research, and is a world thought leader in the field of Neurofibromatoses and nervous system tumors. His NIH, Department of Defense and private foundation-supported research laboratory develops models of disease to test new therapeutic options and studies mechanism of action of treatments in patients.

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, in collaboration with UCLA San Diego Miramar CollegeISSNAF, and OBICA.

 

To download the event panelists' biographies click here

Information

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles

In collaboration with : UCLA, ISSNAF, OBICA

Entrance : Free


Location:

Italian Cultural Institute

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