Sergio Rutella

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Sergio Rutella is a Consultant Hematologist and Assistant Professor of Hematology at the Catholic University Medical School of Rome, Italy. Dr. Rutella is a Physician-Scientist with a long-term research experience in the immunological aspects of malignant hematology and in inflammation. Dr. Rutella received his M.D. degree from the Catholic University of Rome in 1993 (summa cum laude), followed by residency and fellowship in Hematology in 1997 (with honors) and Ph.D. diploma in experimental hematology in 2001 (with honors). To date, Dr. Rutella has published 142 scientific articles and 7 book chapters, mainly in the fields of immune tolerance and inflammation, hematological malignancies, and stem cell transplantation (current H-index = 26). Dr. Rutella has given invited seminars at academic institutions in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom and has lectured at national and international scientific meetings. He served as Ad Hoc Reviewer for high-impact scientific journals, both in the field of hematology and immunology. He has been External Reviewer for international research fellowships (Lise Meitner Program; Austrian Science Fund) and External Examiner for international Ph.D. programs in molecular medicine (Section of Basic and Applied Immunology; University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan). Dr. Rutella received merit awards from the American Association of Immunologists for a research related to the field of tolerogenic dendritic cells and regulatory T cells, and a European Commission's Marie Curie Actions Scholarship to attend an ESH-EBMT meeting in 2005. Dr. Rutella has teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with contracts in hematological oncology and stem cell biology. Dr. Rutella's editorial activities include membership in the Advisory Editorial Board of Current Medicinal Chemistry and guest editorship to a special issue of Current Immunology Reviews, focusing on indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer.

Biography Updated on 3 January 2011

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