Giovanni Tonon

Functional genomics of cancer

Giovanni Tonon, Head of Unit

tonon.giovanni@hsr.it


While great progress has been made in recent years toward a better understanding of the molecular basis and in the development of more effective preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, prognosis for many different forms of cancers remains dismal. High-throughput genomic technologies have shed light on the multifaceted lesions, both genetic and epigenetic, that characterize tumor cells and reinforced the notion that only a comprehensive understanding of these lesions would allow a more incisive and ultimately effective cancer treatment. The goal of the laboratory of Functional Genomics of Cancer is to contribute to unravel the genes and mechanisms causative of a selected group of epithelial and hematological cancers, using the most recent genomic and epigenomic technologies, and to rigorously validate the resultsemerging from these analysis. Cancer is a devastating burden for patients and their families. Our ambition is to provide the scientific community with a fully validated set of genes and pathways that could become targets for focused therapeutic strategies.

Curriculum vitae

Education

1997-2001 PhD in Biochemistry, University of Milan, Italy
1992-1996 Resident, University of Milan, II School of Hematology, Italy
1992 Doctor of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy

Professional experiences

2016 Director, Center for Translational Genomics and BioInformatics, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
2008-today Unit Head, Functional Genomics of Cancer, Molecular Oncology Division, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
2004-today Instructor in Medicine, Medical Oncology Department, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
2003-2004 Research Associate, Medical Oncology Department, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
2001-2003 Research Fellow, Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
1998-2001 Visiting Fellow, Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
1996-1998 Visiting scientist, Platelet Biology Department, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD, USA


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