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Structure Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology
Telephone 0498215892
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector MED/04 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY
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Office hours
Thursday from 09:30 to 11:30 Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Oncologiche, Gastroenterologiche, sezione di Immunologia e Oncologia, via Gattamelata 64 Padova
(updated on 11/07/2013 17:14)

Curriculum Vitae

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
phone number: 39 049 8215892
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DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1952, Padova, Italy

1975 Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Padova
1975-1980 Post-graduate Fellow, Institute of Oncology, University of Padova

2010-present Full Professor of Immunology, University of Padova
2003 4-month-Visiting Fellow (American-Italian Cancer Foundation) at NIH, Bethesda, MD
1992-2009 Associate Professor of Immunology, Department of Oncology and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova
1981-1991 Assistant Professor, Institute of Oncology, University of Padova

Director of the PhD Course in Clinical and Experimental Immunology, University of Padova
Chair of the Doctoral Committee of the University of Padova
Member of the Didactic Committee of the University of Padova

Tumor Immunology with a special attention to immune responses mediated by tumor-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, and mechanisms underlying their modulation. More recently, the relationships between tumor and microenvironment, and new treatments able to interfere with immunosuppressive mechanisms.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: 136 published in peer-reviewed journals.

Research training and supervision of undergraduate students
Supervisor for PhD students and External examiner for PhD theses

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 9DBEECF9776C6C513F79F2DAECAB876B.pdf

Pubblicazioni selezionate 2016-2018

1. Grassi, Angela, Perilli, Lisa, Albertoni, Laura, Tessarollo, Sofia, Mescoli, Claudia, Urso, Emanuele D. L., Fassan, Matteo, Rugge, Massimo, Zanovello, Paola (2018). A coordinate deregulation of microRNAs expressed in mucosa adjacent to tumor predicts relapse after resection in localized colon cancer. MOLECULAR CANCER, vol. 17, ISSN: 1476-4598, doi: 10.1186/s12943-018-0770-8
2. Piovan, Erich, Tosello, Valeria, Amadori, Alberto, Zanovello, Paola (2018). Chemotactic Cues for NOTCH1-Dependent Leukemia. FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY, vol. 9, ISSN: 1664-3224, doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00633
3. Turrini Riccardo, Merlo Anna, Martorelli Debora, Faè Damiana Antonia, Sommaggio Roberta, Montagner Isabella Monia, Barbieri Vito, Marin Oriano, Zanovello Paola, Dolcetti Riccardo, Rosato Antonio (2017). A BARF1-specific mAb as a new immunotherapeutic tool for the management of EBV-related tumors. ONCOIMMUNOLOGY, vol. 6, e1304338, ISSN: 2162-4011, doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2017.1304338
4. Tosi Anna, Dalla Santa Silvia, Cappuzzello Elisa, Marotta Carolina, Walerich Dawid, Del Sal Giannino, Zanovello Paola, Sommaggio Roberta, Rosato Antonio (2017). Identification of a HLA-A*0201-restricted immunogenic epitope from the universal tumor antigen DEPDC1. ONCOIMMUNOLOGY, vol. 6, ISSN: 2162-4011, doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2017.1313371
5. Bordin, Fulvio, Piovan, Erich, Masiero, Elena, Ambesi-Impiombato, Alberto, Minuzzo, Sonia, Bertorelle, Roberta, Sacchetto, Valeria, Pilotto, Giorgia, Basso, Giuseppe, Zanovello, Paola, Amadori, Alberto, Tosello, Valeria (2017). WT1 loss attenuates the TP53-induced DNA damage response in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. HAEMATOLOGICA, ISSN: 0390-6078, doi: 10.3324/haematol.2017.170431
6. Grassi Angela, Di Camillo Barbara, Ciccarese Francesco, Agnusdei Valentina, Zanovello Paola, Amadori Alberto, Finesso Lorenzo, Indraccolo Stefano, Toffolo Gianna Maria (2016). Reconstruction of gene regulatory modules from RNA silencing of IFN-α modulators: Experimental set-up and inference method. BMC GENOMICS, vol. 17, p. 1-10, ISSN: 1471-2164, doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2525-5
7. Cappuzzello Elisa, Tosi Anna, Zanovello Paola, Sommaggio Roberta, Rosato Antonio (2016). Retargeting cytokine-induced killer cell activity by CD16 engagement with clinical-grade antibodies. ONCOIMMUNOLOGY, vol. 5, e1199311, ISSN: 2162-4011, doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2016.1199311
8. Marigo Ilaria, Zilio Serena, Desantis Giacomo, Mlecnik Bernhard, Agnellini Andrielly, Ugel Stefano, Sasso Maria Stella, Qualls Joseph E, Kratochvill Franz, Zanovello Paola, Molon Barbara, Ries Carola, Runza Valeria, Hoves Sabine, Bilocq Amélie, Bindea Gabriela, Mazza Emilia M. C, Bicciato Silvio, Galon Jérôme, Murray Peter J, Bronte Vincenzo (2016). T Cell Cancer Therapy Requires CD40-CD40L Activation of Tumor Necrosis Factor and Inducible Nitric-Oxide-Synthase-Producing Dendritic Cells. CANCER CELL, vol. 30, p. 377-390-377, ISSN: 1535-6108, doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2016.08.004

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 9DBEECF9776C6C513F79F2DAECAB876B.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
ME1726 COMMON ME14103788 6 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
ME1727 COMMON ME14103788 6 2nd Year (2019/20) Second