Maria G. Roncarolo#


Maria G. Roncarolo
Email:m.roncarolo 'at' hsr.it
Membership Number:2325
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:mroncarolo
Homepage:http://www.neidos.it/index.pl?pos=03.01&ids=467










Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 present Scientific Director of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy;
  • 2007 present Professor in Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Surgery, “Vita-Salute San Raffaele” University, Milan, Italy;
  • 2001 - 2007 Associate Professor in Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Surgery, “Vita-Salute San Raffaele” University, Milan, Italy;
  • 2003 present Chief of Clinic, Pediatric Immunology and Hematology and Clinical Research Unit (CRU-P) San Raffaele Institute and San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy;
  • 2000 - 2008 Director of San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (HSR-TIGET), Milan, Italy;
  • 1998 - 2000 Co-Director of San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (HSR-TIGET), Milan, Italy;
  • 1998 - 1998 Director of Cellular Therapy Laboratory, Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Scientific Institute H.S: Raffaele (HSR-TIGET), Milan, Italy;
  • 1994 - 2001 Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy;
  • 1992 - 1996 Senior Staff Scientist, Human Immunology Department, DNAX Research Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Palo Alto, CA;
  • 1989 - 1992 Staff Scientist, Human Immunology Department, DNAX Research Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Palo Alto, CA;
  • 1988 - 1989 Assistant pediatrician (Medecin Resident Etranger des Hospices Civils de Lyon), Division of Transplantation and Clinical Immunology , Hospital E. Herriot, Lyon, France;
  • 1986 - 1988 Associate Senior Scientist (Chargee de Recherches), Laboratory for Immunological Research, UNICET (Schering-Plough Corporation), Dardilly, France; Assistant Professor (Assistant Etranger), School of Medicine, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France;
  • 1985 - 1986 Intern, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology , School of Medicine, University of Turin, Italy;
  • 1984 Research Associate, Laboratory for Immunological Research, UNICET (Schering-Plough Corporation), Dardilly, France;
  • 1983 - 1984 Research Fellow, Division of Transplantation and Clinical mmunology Hospital E. Herriot, Lyon, France;
  • 1980 - 1983 Intern, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology , School of Medicine, University of Turin, Italy;
  • 1982 M.D. Thesis with honors, University of Turin, Italy.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Immunotolerance: Mechanisms underlying T-cell tolerance, induction of T-cell anergy and T regulatory cells
  • Immunomodulation: Mechanisms underlying T-cell activation and T-cell anergy
  • Transplantation: Immune reconstitution and T-cell tolerance after allogenic stem cell transplantation
  • Primary immunodeficiencies: Characterization of molecular and immunological defects
  • Hematopoiesis: Mechanisms underlying growth and differentiation of hematopoietic precursors
  • Cytokines: Role in regulation of immune and inflammatory responses
  • Gene therapy: Gene transduction of hematopoietic stem cells for gene therapy in primary immunodeficiencies and metabolic diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 2000 the honor of Ufficiale dell’Ordine “Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” for scientific merits.
  • 2005 elected member of the Academia Europea of Sciences.

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