Marco Antonio Cassatella
University of Verona
Marco Antonio Cassatella, born in Gorizia (Italy), received his M.D. (cum laude) from the University of Verona, in Verona, Italy. After completing his residency in Clinical Biology at the University of Verona, he moved to the Wistar Institute (Philadelphia, USA), holding a fellowship from the Italian Association for Research against Cancer (AIRC) to work as a post-doc in Dr. Giorgio Trinchieri’s and Dr. Bice Perussia’s laboratories. After two years, Marco Cassatella joined the Institute of General Pathology directed by Filippo Rossi, at the Medical School of the University of Verona, where he became Research Assistant in 1988, Associate Professor of General Pathology in 1992 and Full Professor in 2001. Then, he was appointed Director of the “Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathology” Ph.D. program, and, in 2012, Director of the “Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer” Ph.D. program, both at the Medical School of the Verona University. Currently, Marco is Vice-Chairman of the Department of Medicine.
Marco Cassatella has been Board member of the: Society for Leukocyte Biology (2010-2015); European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI) (2002-2003); Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA) (2000-2004, 2005-2008). He is currently SIICA President-Elect. He also served as a Member of the Telethon Scientific Committee (2007-2011), CTS-borse of AIRC and received the NUNC Tissue Culture prize (1997). Marco Cassatella has organized three European “Phagocyte” Workshops (1999, 2003 and 2010), the II National Meeting of SIICA (2003) and the SLB 49th annual meeting and “Neutrophil 2016”. He has been Member of the Steering Committese of the 1st and 2nd Joint Meeting of European National Societies of Immunology, ECI2006 in Paris (France) and ECI2009 in Berlin (Germany), the 15th International Congress of Immunology, ICI2013 (Milan, Italy) and Local Organizer of the TOLL2011 meeting (Riva del Garda, Italy).
Marco Cassatella published 220 papers on innate immunity and has been in editorial boards for Journal of Immunology (Associate Editor 2000-2008) and European Journal of Immunology (Section Editor 2007-2016), other than maintaining the position of Section Editor for Journal of Leukocyte Biology (1998-present) and Cytokine (2014-present). He also serves as a Reviewer for Nature, Science, Nature and Science Immunology, Immunity, JCI, JEM, Blood, Trends in Immunology, JI, EJI, Cancer Research and many other journals.
Marco Cassatella was awarded in 2017 of the Bonazinga/Legacy award from SLB.