Roberto Ria graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bari, Bari, Italy in 1993. In the same year, he was licensed to practice medicine. In 1998, he received a Postgraduate degree in medical oncology and final graduation cum laude from the University of Bari. From 1997 till 1999, he served as a Visiting Scientist in the General Pathology Section, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy under the head, Professor M. Presta. From 1999 till 2003, he served as a Fellow for collaborative research in the Section of Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Department of Biochemical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari under the head, Professor F. Dammacco. From 2002 till 2003, he served as an Associate Physician under the head, Professor MF. Martelli and as a Visiting Scientist under the head, Professor A. Tabilio in the Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. Since 2006, he has been serving as a Researcher in internal medicine at the University of Bari. His research fields are multiple myeloma and related malignancies: clinical, cellular, and immunochemical features; peripheral blood and bone marrow mononuclear cells; stem cell research; chemotactic cytokines and sil-2r levels; expression of adhesion molecules; polycentric, controlled chemotherapy studies; maintenance therapy. Professor Ria is also interested in angiogenesis and tumor progression: measurement of microvessel areas; microvessel area as progression marker; correlation with invasion and metastasis; expression of laminin receptor in melanoma; bone marrow angiogenesis and myeloma progression; antiangiogenesis.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2012