Simone Cenci

Age related diseases

Simone Cenci, Group Leader

cenci.simone@hsr.it



Our lab studies the biology of normal plasma cells (PC), terminally differentiated effectors of Ab responses, and their malignant degeneration, multiple myeloma (2% of all cancer deaths). We are interested in the role of autophagy in PC ontogenesis and myeloma, in search for new prognostic markers and molecular targets against PC malignancies. Synergic studies on the skeletal microenvironment and bone cells explore the vicious relationship of myeloma with the bone marrow.

Curriculum vitae

Education

2000 Specialization in Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Italy
1995 MD Degree, University of Perugia, Italy

Professional experiences

2006-today Staff Scientist and Group leader, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
2003-2006 Junior Researcher, Molecular immunology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
1998-2003 Research Associate, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, Internal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Honors and awards

2014 Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (Italian Ministry of University and Research) as Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology and Molecular and Applied Biology
2011 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Senior Research Award
2009 European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Career Establishment Award, Wien, Austria
2009 Premio Giovane Ricercatore, Società Italiana Osteoporosi, Metabolismo Minerale e Malattie dello Scheletro (SIOMMMS), Turin, Italy
2000 Società Italiana Osteoporosi (SIOP) Young Investigator Award, Padova, Italy
2000 Young Investigator Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Toronto, Canada
1998 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award, San Francisco, USA

Selected invited seminars

2014 Campus IFOM-IEO, Milan, Italy
2014 Centrum für Chronische Immundefizienz, University of Freiburg, Germany
2013 Campus IFOM-IEO, Milan, Italy
2013 Imperial College, Clinical Sciences Centre, London, UK
2013 Center for Regenerative Therapies, University of Dresden, Germany
2012 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
2011 University of Adelaide, Australia
2010 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
2007 Imperial College, Clinical Sciences Centre, London, UK


International patents

PCT/EP2013/073067: “Biomarkers of multiple myeloma development and progression”
PCT/EP2014/051518: “Method for antibody production”

 

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