Giovanni Ponti is an Assistant Professor of clinical pathology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He obtained his Medical degree (110/110 cum laude) from the University of Naples, Naples, Italy. He completed his residency in gastroenterology at the University of Naples in 2002. He received his Ph.D. degree in clinical and experimental oncology from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Dr. Ponti had an ESO (European School of Oncology) fellowship at the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland, from 2006 to 2007. His primary research goals are directed toward understanding the clinical and genetic background of the hereditary cancer syndromes, the cancer genetics, the prevention of neoplastic diseases, and their targeted therapy. He is involved in ongoing clinical trials and studies evaluating new oncologic treatments based on experimental targeted therapies and in research projects regarding cells cultures obtained by both healthy and gene-carriers patients. His main areas of interest are the molecular mechanisms and genetics of hereditary cancer syndromes and rare tumors, which have been the focus of his medical research over the past decade. Dr. Ponti is the primary author of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and more than 60 abstracts. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific meetings. He has served as a Reviewer for several oncology and pathology journals (Int J Cancer, J Cut Patho, and Int J Derm) and has organized scientific meetings and refresher courses.
Biography Updated on 23 October 2012