Prof. Gianluca Gaidano

Gianluca Gaidano is Professor and Head of Hematology, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, where he is currently Deputy Director of the Department of Translational Medicine. He received his M.D. (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) at the University of Turin, where he specialized in Internal Medicine and Hematology. From 1990 to 1994 he trained in molecular hematology at Columbia University (R. Dalla-Favera's lab), NY. He later joined the Novara Medical School, as Assistant Professor (1996), Associate Professor (1999) and Professor of Hematology (2004).

His research interests relate mainly to the translational implications of the molecular genetics of lymphoid malignancies, with a particular focus on the development of new diagnostic and prognostic markers for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and lymphoma. Using a genomic approach, his research group has identified several novel genetic lesions in CLL, Richter syndrome and marginal zone lymphoma. Other fields of interest concern hematologic neoplasia of immunodeficient patients.

He is a member of EHA, ASH, ASCO, AACR, EBMT, Henry Kunkel Society, SIE and SIES, and a former President of the Italian Society of Experimental Hematology. He is currently a member of the EHA board, and has served/serves in several EHA committees, including the Fellowships and Grants Committee, Education Committee, E-Learning Center (ELC) Review Board and Scientific Program Committee (SPC) Advisory Board. He is a board member of the Italian Lymphoma Foundation (FIL) and GIMEMA Working Party on chronic lymphoproliferative disorders. He has received several awards and grants for his research work in hematology, and has been actively involved in EHA Congresses and Tutorials.

He has published and co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles, a significant number in high-impact journals, including Blood, NEJM, Nature, Nature Genetics, Lancet Oncol, Lancet Hematol, JCO, PNAS, JNCI, Leukemia and Haematologica. He has contributed to several hematology and oncology textbooks, including the DeVita, Hoffman, Magrath.