The well-known scientist, born in 1957, is Full Professor of Medical Genetics at the Federico II University of Naples. Born in Naples, after graduating in Medicine and specializing in Pediatrics at the Federico II University, he then spent many years abroad, first in England and then in the United States where he held the role of Co-Director of the Human Genome Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 1994 he returned to Italy to found – on behalf of the Telethon Foundation – the TIGEM (Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine), a center of excellence in Italian research, of which he is currently director.
“I am truly happy and honored to cover the role of Scientific Advisor of VIMM and I thank the President Pagano and the Board for the trust” declared Andrea Ballabio “I am ready to make my scientific and managerial experience available, so that this prestigious research institute can obtain more and more successes, both in terms of scientific discoveries and medical applications“.
“Andrea Ballabio brings to VIMM a priceless baggage of competence, knowledge and research culture of the highest level”. underlined Prof. Francesco Pagano, President of the Foundation for Advanced Biomedical Research. “We are sure that with his advisory we will be able to make a further and definitive evolution in our path towards new discoveries and new approaches to translational research, cell biology and the application fields of genetics”.