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Matteo Iannacone, MD, PhD 

Professor and Department Head
San Raffaele Scientific Institute & University

Milan, IT

Matteo Iannacone obtained a M.D. degree from the University of Milan, Italy, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. He trained as a postdoctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA and at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He is currently the Director of the Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pathology, and Head of the Dynamics of Immune Responses laboratory at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute and University in Milan, Italy. By combining cutting-edge in vivo imaging techniques and advanced animal models, Matteo has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the immune response and viral-induced immunopathology. His work has been published in the most important scientific journals (including Nature, Cell, Science, Immunity, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology) and he holds 14 international patents. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Armenise-Harvard Foundation Career Development Award, an ERC Starting Grant, the Young Investigator Award from the European Association for the Study of the Liver, the EMBO Young Investigator Award, an ERC Consolidator Grant, the Chiara D’Onofrio Award, and two ERC Proof of Concept Grants. He is an elected member of the Henry Kunkel Society and of EMBO. He serves as an editorial board member for Science Immunology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, EMBO Journal, European Journal of Immunology, hLife, Virology, Review Commons and Faculty Opinion. He has published more than 120 papers that received more than 11,700 citations with an H-index of 52.

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