LEFT: the Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, colonies derived  from a single epithelial stem cell and a cultured  sheet of corneal epithelium

Michele De Luca

Director and Gene Therapy Program Coordinator



PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH

Savona, Italy, May 17, 1956


EDUCATION

1980 - M.D., summa cum laude, University of Catania Medical School.

1984 - Specialty in Endocrinology, summa cum laude, University of Rome Medical School.


SCIENTIFIC CAREER

1982-1985: Fogarty Fellow, Section on Biochemistry of Cell Regulation, Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology, National Institutes of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIADDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA.

1985: Visiting scientist at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, MA, USA.

1986-1992: Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cell Differentiation, National Institute for Cancer Research, Genova, Italy.

1992-1995: Deputy Head, Laboratory of Cell Differentiation, National Institute for Cancer Research, Genova, Italy.

1996-2002: Head, Laboratory of Tissue Engineering, I.D.I., Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata, Roma, Italy.

2002-2007: Scientific Director of the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation, Venice, Italy.

2004-todate: Full Professor of Biochemistry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

2008-todate: Director, Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

2008-todate: Scientific Director, Holostem Terapie Avanzate S.r.l., Modena, Italy.

2010-todate: Director, Interdepartmental Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications in major international journals.



Member of several scientific societies, Founding Member of the International Ocular Surface Society (IOSS) and Member of several national and international committees. Member of the International Committee on Clinical Translation, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

Invited Speaker in over 160 major international meetings in the field of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.





Michele De Luca

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