born in Bari, the 27/7/1953
Married, three children
via di Frascati 221, 00040 Rocca di Papa
1977-Medicine and Surgery degree UCSC, Rome.
1983-specialist in Microbiology.
1978/79-graduated technician Università of Roma La Sapienza.
1979/83-Assistent professor in Microbiology.
1983/85-Assistent professor in general Pathology.
1985/86-Associate professore of general Pathology, in Medicine.
1986/90- Associate Professor of general Pathology, in Medicine, dell’Università di Roma Tor Vergata.
1990/03-Full professor ofgeneral Pathology, in Medicine.
2003 to date professor of T.S. of Laboratory Medicine, in Medicine.
INTERNATIONAL LABORATORIES ATTENDED
1974-Laboratory of molecular Biology at I.S.Re.C., Losanna.
1975-Department of Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College, New York.
1980/82-LTCB, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda.
MAIN LINES OF RESEARCH
Messenger RNA processing in the of eukariots;
Search for the presence of reverse transcriptase in tissues from patients affected by Hodgkins disease and leukaemias;
Molecular Cloning and characterization of human T cell leukaemia virus (HTLV I).
Epidemiology and molecular characterization of strains of the HTLV family.
Search of new oncogenes, characterization of v-sis oncogene.
Studies on growth factors and transforming genes in T-lymphocites.
Isolation and epidemiology of HIV, double infections HIV/HTLV
Association between nasopharingeal carcinomas, lymphoadenopaties and Epstein Barr virus.
Angiogenesis and neoangiogenesis, their diagnostic and prognostic meaning in neoplastic pathologies, in atherosclerosis and in myocardial infarction.
Genetic tumor markers and effect of drugs on tumor cells.