Beta cell biology

Lorenzo Piemonti

Lorenzo Piemonti

Location: DIBIT1 A3, Floor 1, Room 10

Director, Diabetes Research Institute
Group leader, Beta cell biology Unit
Associate professor, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

At the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, I serve as Director of Diabetes Research Institute and Director of Human Islet Transplantation Program. I also serve as Head of the Beta Cell Biology Unit, Director of Human Islet Processing Facility, and coordinator of European Consortium for Islet Transplantation that has been providing Human beta Cell Products for research at HSR, in Italy and across state barriers in Europe since 2000. I also serve as Professor in Endocrinology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan and as Visiting Professor at Vrije Universiteit of Brussel.

My area of expertise is mainly focused on diabetes and pancreatology. In particular I have large experience about diabetes and pancreatic cancer. In addition, my research interests include beta cell replacement, immune tolerance induction strategies, dendritic cell biology, stem cells. I currently serve as section Editor of Cell Transplantation-the Regenerative Medicine Journal and of Current Diabetes Reports, as editorial board of Acta Dibetologia, as treasurer of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (2019-2023, IPITA) of The Transplantation Society (TTS), as member of the National Committee for Food Safety (2018-2021, Italian Ministry of Health) and previously (2011-2017) as member of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) committee of European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and Councilor of IPITA (2015-2019).

I am author of a total of 207 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals surveyed in PubMed. h-index (14/11/2019): 46 Web of Science; 50 Scopus; 57 Google Scholar. Considering the period 2015-2019, I authored a total of 82 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals for an impact factor of 422,061 (mean impact factor: 5.147)