Gustavo Baldassarre holds an M.D. degree. He has worked for almost 20 years in the field of cancer research, investigating different aspects of the disease from cell cycle regulation to drug sensitivity, from mouse models to, more recently, cell migration and invasion. He graduated from the Medical School of the University Federico II of Naples, Italy, in 1991 working both as a clinician and a researcher under the supervision of Professors G. Tortora and F. Ciardiello. Together with its clinical residency in oncology (1996), he continued working in molecular oncology, working in the lab of Dr. M.G. Persico at the International Institute of Genetic and Biophysic, Naples, Italy. Then, he moved at the National Cancer Institute G. Pascale of Naples, where he worked on cell cycle regulation with Professor G. Viglietto from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, he moved into the lab of Professor C. M. Croce at the Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, where he studied the role of HMGA proteins in tumor development and progression. Since 2002, he has an independent laboratory at the CRO National Cancer Institute of Aviano, Italy, where he is investigating with success the relationship between cell cycle regulation and cell motility and tumor invasion. During these years of research work, he has been honored with many awards, such as a postdoctoral fellowship by the Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC) in 1999, the Scholar-in-Training Award from the AACR in 2002, the SIC (Italian Cancer Society) Young Investigator Award for Cancer Research, in 2003, and with the Highly Commended Award from EACR (European Association for Cancer Research) in 2005. His present research interests include the study of cell cycle deregulation and tumor metastasis formation in human cancer and translational approach focus on breast and ovarian cancers.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2012