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Current Position

Associate Professor, SSD BIO/16 (Human Anatomy), Department of Medicine and Surgery– University of Parma

2022 : National Scientific Qualification for Full Professor position in Human Anatomy (SC 05/H1)


Education and Training

2007: Medical Degree, 110/110 with honors, University of Parma Medical School, Parma, Italy

2012: Hematology Board, 50/50 with honors, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

2016: PhD degree, Molecular Biology and Pathology, University of Parma, Italy


Previous Positions

  • 12/2019-12/2022: Senior Assistant Professor (RTD b) SSD BIO/16 (Human Anatomy), Department of Medicine and Surgery– University of Parma
  • 12/2016-12/2019: Junior Assistant Professor (RTD-a), SSD BIO/16 (Human Anatomy), Department of Medicine and Surgery– University of Parma
  • 04/2016-12/2016: Post-doc fellow, Department of Clinical and Experiment– University of Parma
  • 01/2013/03/2016: PhD student, Department of Biomedical Biotechnological and Translational Sciences – University of Parma
  • 02/2011-08/2011: Post-doc fellow, Tisch Cancer Institute, Div. of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y. USA
  • 03/2010-02/2011: Visiting Scientist, Assistant Professor, Tisch Cancer Institute, Div. Hematology/Oncology Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 04/2008-04/2012: Hematology fellow – University of Parma


Contribution to Science

Total number of publications on peer-reviwed journals :  38

Total n. of citation: Scopus: 759  

H-index Scopus: 14


Prize & Awards

-          2018: Research prize "Il Sorriso di Lella" Foundation for Under40 investigator in Hematology/Oncology of Parma University Hospital

-          2017: Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award, 10th International Congress on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, New York, November 2017

-          2014: “Luca Buganza Prize” of the Italian Association Against Cancer (LILT)

-          2013: Travel Grant Award for the 7th Biennial International Congress on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Myelodysplasia”, Brooklyn, NY, November 2013

-          2013: American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award, ASH 55th Annual Congress. New Orleans, USA December 2013

-          2009: Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, for the Academic Year (AY) 2009/2010

-          2008: Best thesis in Medicine award for the AY 2016/2017


Research Activities

Scientific coordiation

2013-2016: Principal Investigator of the project: "Role of PKC in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms”

2019-current: Local Principal Investigator of the project: “Understanding the role of circulating microvesicles in the inflammatory microenvironment of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms”. Promoter: Bologna University Hospital

2020-current: Principal Investigator of the project: “Studio Monocentrico Retrospettivo di correlazione tra parametri emocromocitometrici e outcome nel COVID-19”

2022-current: Principal Investigator of the project: “Establishing the mechanism of chemokine-receptor 2 overexpression in myelofibrosis: paving the way for a novel therapeutic strategy”


International collaborations
David Scadden, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Anna Rita Migliaccio & Ronald Hoffman, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

Joseph E. Italiano, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Andreas Reiter, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Peter Parker, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Steven Sykes, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia,USA



-          2021-current: Unit Coordinator of WP2 of the project: “T-cell functional reconstitution by metabolic modulation to treat chronic HBV infection and immunological predictors to optimize therapeutic efficacy” (PI: Prof. C. Ferrari, Dip. Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Parma). Funding: Ministry of Health, Emilia Romagna Region-University Program (FIN-RER)

-          2022-current: Principal investigator of the project: “Establishing the mechanism of chemokine-receptor 2 overexpression in myelofibrosis: paving the way for a novel therapeutic strategy” funded by University of Parma, Bando di Ateneo per la Ricerca 2021, action B Under40 investigators

-          2022-current: Principal investigator of the project GR-2021-12373308: “A new diagnostic algorithm to non-invasively track fibrotic changes in myeloproliferative neoplasms based on C-C Chemokine Receptor 2 detection. From flow cytometry to the development of targeted Positron Emission Tomography molecular imaging. Pre-clinical studies and first in-human proof of concept”, funded by the Ministry of Health, Bando Ricerca  Finalizzata, action Under40 investigators


Member of the Scientific Secretariat 

- the 72nd National Congress of Anatomy and Histology (Parma, Sept. 2018)

- MPN Clinical experience (webinair, June, Sept and Nov 2021)

- La multidisciplinarietà nella policitemia (Parma Oct, 2022)


Academic Assignments

Member of the Academic Board of the PhD Program in Molecular Medicine (University of Parma) and of the Fellowship Program in Hematology (University of Parma).

Since 2022: Member of the Review Group (GdR) of the International SINGLE CYCLE DEGREE/COMBINED BACHELOR AND MASTER in Medicine and Surgery (University of Parma).

Since 2022: Erasmus Delegate of the International SINGLE CYCLE DEGREE/COMBINED BACHELOR AND MASTER in Medicine and Surgery (University of Parma).



Member Italian Society of Antomy and Histology (SIAI),  Italian Society of Hematology (SIE), of the Italian Society of Experimental Hematology (SIES), Junior member of the European Hematology Association (EHA)


Editorial activity 

Referee per the following journals: Blood (IF 22.113), Blood Advance (6.799), Experimental Hematology (IF 3.084), Cell Death & Disease (IF 8.469), Cytokine (IF 3.861), Lab Investigation (IF 5.662), Frontiers in Oncology (4.848)

2022: Associate editor of the journal Frontiers in Hematology, specialty section “Red Cells, Iron and Erythropoiesis”

2021: Co-guest editor of the Special Issue: “Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: From Genetic Landscape to Therapeutic Targets", Cells (IF 6.600, ISSN: 2073-4409).

Since 2018: Member of REPRISE- Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation per la the section: basic research

Since 2018: Referee ex post for projects of the Italian Ministry of research (FIRB project)

Since 2014: Referee and Editorial Board member of the journal "International Journal of Hematology Research" (ISSN: 2409-3548)

2010-2015: Associate Faculty Member of F1000 – Faculty of 1000 post publication peer reviewer

Mon-Fry from 9 am - 6 pm

For appoinments, please contact

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017




Office location

Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, c/o Ospedale Maggiore

Via Gramsci, n. 14


Anatomia Umana, traversa 3c

tel. 0521 906655