B-Cell Neoplasia

Paolo Ghia

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Email: ghia.paolo@hsr.it
Location: DIBIT1, Floor 1, Room 38

Deputy Director, Division of Experimental Oncology
Head, B-cell Neoplasia Unit
Associate professor, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele

Paolo Ghia received his MD from the University of Torino, Italy, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine. He received his PhD working at the Basel Institute for Immunology in Switzerland, where he studied the development of normal human B lymphocytes. He moved to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, where he studied the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, particularly of follicular lymphoma.

He is now Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele and Deputy Director of the Division of Experimental Oncology, at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute. He is Head of the Laboratory of B-Cell Neoplasia and former Scientific Coordinator of the Clinical Unit of Lymphoid Malignancies.

He is now Director of the Strategic Program on CLL, where he is National Coordinator or Principal Investigator in over 20 clinical trials in CLL and related disorders, including phase 1 studies.

His research interest is the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms acting in the natural history of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), including Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis (MBL). On these topics he has published over 170 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is President of the European Research Initiative on CLL (ERIC), collaborating to the guidelines for the detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) for the analysis of the mutational status of the immunoglobulin genes and of the TP53 gene mutations. He is also a member of the WHO Clinical Advisory Committee for Lymphocytic and Histiocytic Malignancies for the topic Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, MBL, and PLL and associate Editor for CLL at Haematologica, the official Journal of the European Hematology Association (EHA).