Ferdinando Chiaradonna, a holder of the Ph.D. degree, is an Assistant Professor in tumor biochemistry at Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy. His research is currently focused on role of oncogenes, in particular K-Ras, in the regulation of cancer cell metabolism and proliferation. His laboratory focuses also on the identification of mitochondria role in the connection between cancer specific metabolic alterations and cell death mechanisms, especially activated upon nutrient deprivation in tumor cells. Leading idea is the identification of metabolic targets or signaling pathways useful in cancer therapy.
Biography Updated on 27 June 2013