Gaetano Finocchiaro

Gaetano Finocchiaro


Born in Milan, Italy on October 30, 1952

Present position: Director Unit of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, Istituto Neurologico C.Besta Milan, Italy; Director Department of Neuro-Oncology, Istituto Neurologico C.Besta, Milan, Italy

1988 Milan University Board in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
1984-1987 Yale University Post-doctoral fellow in Human Genetics
1983 Milan University, Board in Neurology
1979 Milan University, degree in Medicine and Surgery

The main field of activity of GF is translational research in neuro-oncology, with special emphasis on cancer immunology and immunotherapy nad genetics and genomics of gliomas and other brain tumors.
GF obtained a number of grants from Italian and International Agencies for his research work: MDA, AIRC, European Community, TeleThon, Italian Minister of Health, Italian Minister of Research and University. He acted as the European Editor of Neuro-Oncology; is now in the Editorial Board of Journal of Neuro-Oncology and of Neuro-Oncology. Reviewer of the most relevant journals in his fields of research and reviewer of National and European grants. GF published more than 150 papers indexed in PubMed (

Genetics Immunology Neurology Oncology

Work details

Director, Unit of Molecular Neuro-Oncology

Istituto Neurologico Besta

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