Giuseppe Orlando, M.D. and Ph.D. degrees holder, is a research scientist at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford, in quality of Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow. He obtained his degrees in medicine and general surgery from the Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy), where he also obtained his Ph.D. degree in transplant sciences. In addition, he trained at the Liver Unit of the Paul Brousse Hospital (Villejuif, France), at the General Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit of the Cliniques Saint Luc (Brussels, Belgium) and at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Winston Salem, NC, USA). He specialized in liver and kidney transplantation and is currently specializing in engineering and regeneration of transplantable abdominal organs. His main fields of investigation are minimal immunosuppression and clinical operational tolerance after abdominal organ transplantation; renal, pancreas, liver and intestinal bioengineering; the response of the immune system to bioengineered body parts. Dr. Orlando’s main achievements have been in the field of steroid-free immunosuppression, immunosuppression minimization and clinical tolerance after liver transplantation and is on the board and a regular reviewer for a number of journals. He has authored or coauthored several research papers, review articles, and book chapters on liver and kidney transplantation and regenerative medicine.
Biography Updated on 4 April 2011