University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’
Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery
Building D, room D26, II Floor
Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome
tel +39 06 7259 6976
Gerry Melino is Head of the Apoptosis & Cancer Laboratory, Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, UK, and Director of Department & Professor of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome – Tor Vergata. His training originated in Rome, Italy, where he obtained his M.D. (1978, University of Rome) followed by clinical specialisations in Paediatrics (1981) and Clinical Oncology (1985); the Ph.D. (1984) was at the University of London, UK, where he become Consultant. He is Editor-in-Chief, of the journal Cell Death & Differentiation (www.nature.com/cdd), Cell Death & Disease (www.nature.com/cddis) and also sites on several other Editorial Boards and acts as Scientific Advisor for several Governmental Institutions. His scientific interest, with over 390 papers, focuses upon programmed cell death in neural and epidermal models, and in particular on the p53 family – p63 and p73.