Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Soldano Ferrone is Professor of Surgery of Immunology and of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD degrees in 1964 and in 1971 respectively from the University of Milan Milan Italy. He has held faculty positions at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation La Jolla CA Columbia University New York NY New York Medical College Valhalla NY and Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo NY. Dr. Ferrone research program is focuses on the characterization of escape mechanisms utilized by tumor cells to avoid immune recognition and destruction and on the development of immuno therapeutic strategies to counteract the escape mechanisms utilized by tumor cells. He has coauthored more than 800 publications in peer reviewed journals Nationally and Internationally. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics including the role of immuno esscape mechanisms in malignant diseases and immuno therapy of cancer at many prominent Institutions. He is on the editorial board of 10 journals. He is a reviewer for 15 journals. He reviews approximately 50 manuscripts per year.
Tumor Immunology, Cellular Immunology, T-Cell recognition, Role of HLA Antigen mimicry, Histocompatibility antigens, Immunotherapy, Tumor and Immunoescape, Melanoma, Tumor antigens.