Paola Grandi

University of Pittsburgh, USA


Paola Grandi holds a Ph.D. degree. She joined the Department of Neurological Surgery as an Assistant Professor in April 2005. She has a joint appointment at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Grandi received her B.S. degree in biology from the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, in 1996 and her M.S. degree in genetics in 1997. She earned a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Ferrara in 2001. In 2001, Dr. Grandi received a fellowship for US study from the University of Ferrara and was a Postdoc Fellow from 2001 to 2005 at the Molecular Neurogenetics Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Member of the American Society of Gene Therapy and American Association Cancer Research and is the Assistant Editor of the journal Gene Therapy. Dr. Grandi’s research interests include studies to understand the development and progression of brain tumors emphasizing the role of miRNAs in cancer genetics. She has a long-standing interest in the molecular biology of herpes simplex virus, mechanisms of virus replication and neuropathogenesis, and virus host cells interactions that result in innate immune responses to infection. Much of her recent work has centered on the creation of herpes viral vectors for treatment of glioblastoma.

Biography Updated on 5 October 2013

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