Tiziana Vaisitti earned the M.A. degree in biotechnology in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in immunolocalization of human tumors from Laboratory of Immunogenetics, Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Torino, Italy. She served as a Visiting Scientist and a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at several academic institutions. The focus of her research is the understanding of the role played by CD38, an enzyme and a receptor, in the pathophysiology of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Her attention is focused on the molecular organization of CD38 and its partners on the CLL membrane and how this molecule guides physiological events such as chemotaxis and homing that contribute to the progression of the disease.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2011