Stefano Piccolo#

Email:stefano.piccolo 'at' unipd.it
Membership Number:4927
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:spiccolo
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://www.bio.unipd.it/piccolo


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 - present Principal Investigator at IFOM, The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology
  • 2006 - 2010 - present Full Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
  • 2004 - 2001 Associate Professor, Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua, Italy
  • 1998 - 2008 Reseacher, Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua, Italy
  • 1995 HHMI post-doctoral fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California
  • 1992 PhD student - University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padua, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • De novo generation of somatic stem cells by YAP
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Plasticity of cancer stem cell phenotype
  • YAP/TAZ biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Oncogenes and tumor suppressors

Honours and Awards
  • 1999 International BIOTECH Award (Milan)
  • 2003 A. Minich award from Istituto Veneto Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venice).
  • 2005 International Swissbridge Award (Zurich).
  • 2007 Chiara D’Onofrio Award (top Biomedical Award for Italian scientists under 40)
  • 2011 International Debiopharm Award (Lausanne)
  • 2012 International Tartufari award from Accademia Nazionale Lincei (Rome)
  • 2012 Presidential Venosta award (main cancer Award in Italy) from Fondazione Italiana Ricerca sul Cancro (Rome)
  • 2015 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2017 Choh Hao Li Memorial Lectures award (UC Berkeley)

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