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Marco Giovannini

Marco Giovannini, MD, PhD

Director, Neural Tumor Research Laboratory


MD, University of Bologna, Italy, 1987
PhD, Department of Histopathology, University of Bologna, Italy, 1992
Post-Doctoral fellowship, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA 1991-1994
Post-Doctoral fellowship, Institut Curie, Paris, France 1994-1995
Post-Doctoral fellowship, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL 1995-1996
Scientist, Institut National de la Sante et Recherche Medicale (INSERM), France, 1997-2005
Director, INSERM U674-Functional Genomics of Solid Tumors, Paris, France, 2005-2008
Adjunct Professor, Department of Cell and Neurobiology, University of Southern California 2008-2013
Director, Division of Clinical and Translational Research, and Neural Tumor Research Laboratory,
House Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA 2008-2013

Research Area

Molecular Genetics and Functional Genomics of Tumor Predisposition Syndromes

Research Interests

Neurofibromatosis type 2, Schwannomatosis, Meningiomatosis, Rhabdoid Tumors

Academic Appointment

Professor-in-Residence, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Professional Membership

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Mouse Models of Human Cancer Consortium-NCI
The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)

Awards and Recognitions

  • European Tissue Culture Society (ETCS) “Luciano Morasca Award”
  • Prix "Olga Sain" 2000 de la Ligue Nationale contre le Cancer, Paris, France


Link to my PubMed publications


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