Monica Fedele received her Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology and pathology at the Medical School of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, working in the Laboratory of Alfredo Fusco. She was a Postdoctoral Investigator in the Laboratory of Carlo M. Croce, focusing on the development of transgenic and knockout mice for the HMGA genes. Now, she is Lead Researcher at the Istituto di Endocrinologia e Oncologia Sperimentale (IEOS) of the National Council of the Research (CNR) in Italy, and her main interest is the role of chromatinic proteins in cancer. She has been honored of the Young Researcher Award issued by Fondazione Guido Berlucchi, Italy, and the Highly Commended Award for young researchers issued by the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), UK. Her main scientific achievements are the isolation and characterization of the PATZ1 gene, the demonstration of the oncogenic activity of the chromatinic proteins HMGA1 and HMGA2 in vitro and in vivo, and the discovery of their critical role in the development of pituitary adenomas.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2012