Italy/GMU Oncoproteomics Program

The Istituto Superiore di Sanita / George Mason University Oncoproteomics Program was established in 2005. 

Through this program, Italian scientists, physicians, and students earn fellowships to work in the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine.  The visiting fellows use cutting edge proteomic technologies to study patient samples collected abroad.  This partnership creates a unique opportunity to study a large cohort of patient samples collected from around the world, work in collaboration with high profile scientists, train visiting scientists and physicians to use cutting edge proteomic technologies for establishment of similar laboratories at Italian institutes and conduct meaningful translational research.

Since its inception, 32 Italian fellows have participated in the program.  As a result of this synergistic, creative collaboration between basic scientists and clinical investigators conducting translational cancer research, the Italian fellows have contributed as co-authors on 47 published articles and 42 filed patents.

Three new proteomics laboratories in Italy have also been established as a result of the collaboration.
1.  Reverse Phase Protein Microarray Facilities, University of Padova and Istituto Superiore di Sanita
2.  Serum Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Technology Laboratory,  Istituto Superiore di Sanita
3. Reverse Phase Protein Microarray Laboratory, Istituto Superiore di Sanita

ISS/GMU Oncoproteomics Program Fellows

Elisa Baldelli, MS
Home Institution: Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, S.C di Oncologia Medica, Ospedale Santa Maria della Misericordia, Perugia

Ruben MagniRuben Magni, MS
Home Institution: Instituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano




Luisa Paris, PhD
Home Institution: Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Maria Isabella Sereni, MD
Universita Delgi Studi di Brescia

GMU Research Faculty


Alessandra LuchiniAlessandra Luchini, PhD
Assistant Professor



Mariaelena PierobonMariaelena Pierobon, MD
Research Assistant Professor