Faculty - Medicine & Surgery

Isaia Barbieri

Research group leader in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge


Isaia Barbieri Ph.D. obtained his master degree in biotechnology at the University of Turin in 2008 and his doctoral degree in molecular biotechnology at the University of Turin in 2012.


Donato Bini

Senior researcher, Istituto per le applicazioni del cacolo M.Picone CNR


Dr. Donato Bini graduated in Physics at the University of Rome “Sapienza” in 1989, with the highest grades. At “Sapienza” he also obtained his PhD in Physics in 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he had  a temporary position at the CNR “Istituto per le Applicazione della Matematica” in Naples (IT).

Dennis Black

Full Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Head of Division of Chronic Diseases, UC, University of Florida, San Francisco


Dr. Black has over 20 years of experience investigating osteoporosis and therapies to treat this disease. His most recent research involved the evaluation of treatments for osteoporosis and the risk of fracture.

Jack Harry Brelstaff

Senior Research Associate in the department of Clinical Neuroscience


Dr Jack Brelstaff graduated with a first class hons B.S.c from Queen Mary University of London in Biomedical Sciences, Distinction M.S.c from King’s College London in Neuroscience, and attained his PhD from University College London in Neurodegeneration. During his post-doctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded a Junior Fellowship from Alzheimer’s Research UK and taught Physiology at Clare College Cambridge.

Michael Brook

Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco


Director of Pediatric Echocardiography, University of California-San Francisco

Medical Director of Information Technology and Clinical Services, Pediatric Heart Center, University of California

Asssociate Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Luca Borghi

Head of Department of FAST (Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice), Assistant professor of History of Medicine, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Luca Borghi (Bologna, 1962) teaches History of Medicine and History of Science at the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, Italy. He is Head of Department of FAST (Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice) of the same University.

Massimo Ciccozzi

Associate Professor of Medical Statistics, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Prof. Massimo Ciccozzi obtained a degree in Biological science and a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, a graduation in molecular Biology (Catholic University of Rome), a graduation in epidemiology and Biostatistics (Johns Hopkins University Baltimore).

Gianmarco Contino

Associate Professor of Cancer Genomic Medicine and Honorary UpperGI Surgery Consultant at the University of Birmingham


Gianmarco is an Associate Professor of Cancer Genomic Medicine and Honorary Consultant of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Birmingham and research associate of the Von-Hugel Institute at the University of Cambridge. Previously he was a Clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He trained as a surgical oncologist and translational scientist in several institutions including the European Institute of Oncology (Milan), Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital (Boston), University of Illinois at Chicago and Imperial College (London).

Marcello D'Amelio

Full Professor of Human Physiology Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Marcello D’Amelio, Dr. Neuroscience and M.Sc. in Clinical Experimentation, is Professor of Human Physiology and Coordinator of the integrated course, Fundamentals of Medicine II, in MD Master Degree Program at the School of Medicine, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome.

Luca Facchinelli

Programme Manager/Vector Biologist at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


I am a Medical Entomologist specialized in mosquito ecology and behaviour. I have experience in mosquito surveillance, large cage studies, and in managing the transition of transgenic mosquitoes from the laboratory to the field. Currently, I focus my research on revealing the domestic behaviour of Aedes aegypti, the most important vector of arboviruses to humans, by using a video tracking system. Indoor mosquito movements and resting positions can be exploited to target control interventions based on insecticide use.

Giampaolo Ghilardi

Assistant Professor of FAST (Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Acting, Università Campus Bio-Medico



Peter Kreuzaler

Postdoc in Dr Mariia Yuneva’s group at the Francis Crick Institute in London


Peter Kreuzaler obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin in 2007, and subsequently moved to the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded his PhD in 2011. He then joined Professor Gerard Evan’s group at the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research fellow (2012-2017), and currently works at the Francis Crick Institute in London conducting further postdoctoral research in Dr Mariia Yuneva’s group.


David Leslie

Full Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity Queen Mary University, London


Professor David Leslie is consultant physician at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. He was recently elected President of The Association of Physicians of Great Britian and Ireland.

Alessandro Loppini

Assistant Professor in Applied Physics at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Alessandro Loppini, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2016) at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. Postdoctoral Fellow at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (2017-2018). Assistant Professor of Applied Physics since November 2018 at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome.


Mauro Maccarrone

Full Professor of Biochemistry, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Mauro Maccarrone, Dr. Enzymology and Bio-Organic Chemistry, is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the School of Medicine, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. 

Salvatore Mangione

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director Humanities Track, History of Medicine, and Medical Cineforum programs, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)


Salvatore Mangione, MD, is a clinician-educator with a long interest in physical diagnosis, medical history, community service and the role of the humanities in medicine. His innovative programs and engaging teaching style have been recognized by multiple teaching awards, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, CNN, NPR, and Forbes. Dr. Mangione has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings, especially in regard to using visual arts to teach bedside observation. He is the author of the book Secrets in Physical Diagnosis.


Áine McKnight

Professor of Viral Pathology at the Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London


Professor McKnight has dedicated her career to HIV/AIDS research. Her research group is focused on novel host cell restriction factors that inhibit HIV replication.  More recently during the Covid-19 pandemic she repurposed her skills to investigate the immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in natural infection and after vaccination. 

Ahuva Nissim

Full Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London


Ahuva Nissim graduated in Molecular Immunology in 1992 from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and was trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC Centre for Protein Engineering in Cambridge until 1995. During this period she developed phage display semi-synthetic human antibody library, the so call ‘Nissim’ library which has been used worldwide.

Ann Schwartz

Full Professor University of California, San Francisco Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Ann V. Schwartz, PhD, MPH is Full Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Schwartz's research focuses on the epidemiology and etiology of fractures, osteoporosis, and falls in older adults with diabetes.

Vittoradolfo Tambone

Full Professor of Legal Medicine, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Vittoradolfo Tambone graduated in Medicine at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, obtained a PhD in Bioethics  at “Sacred Hearth” University of Rome, and another Phd  in Moral Theology in “Holy Cross” University of Rome.

Giorgio Vivacqua

MD and PhD in Human Anatomy, Neurology specialist, Research Associate at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, The University of Cambridge


Giorgio Vivacqua is Research Associate at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience of The University of Cambridge. PhD in Human Anatomy at the Sapienza University of Rome and Capital Medical University of Beijing, China. Specialist in Neurology. I have been Professor of Human Anatomy at the International Medical School - Sapienza University of Rome. My research and clinical activity is mainly focused on neurodegeneration and Movement Disorders.


Janindra Warusavitarne

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital in London


Mr Janindra Warusavitarne, is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital in London specialising in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease, Anal fistula, haemorrhoids and colorectal cancer.

Christine Watson

Full Professor of Cell and Cancer Biology, Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology University of Cambridge


I graduated with an Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Imperial College London. Following postdoctoral work at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and the University of St Andrews, I moved to the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh where I set up my own laboratory working on mammary gland biology.

Tracey Wilkinson

Principal Anatomist and Director of Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, School of Science and Engineering


Professor Wilkinson is medically qualified with a PhD in biomechanics and anatomy, and has worked in several countries, including Germany, parts of Africa and all four of the home countries in the UK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland).