Profile of Prof Michele De Luca
Michele De Luca is Full Professor, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari” and of the Interdepartmental Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is also Scientific Director and co-founder of the university spin-off Holostem, the first biotech entirely devoted to development of epithelial stem cells-based ATMPs for cell and gene therapy.
He received his MD at the University of Catania and his specialization in Endocrinology at the University of Rome. De Luca is author of over 140 peer reviewed publications and has been invited speaker in over 200 international meetings.
He is elected member of EMBO and Accademia dei Lincei and has received numerous awards, including Louis-Jeantet Prize (2020), The New York Academy of Science & Takeda Pharmaceuticals Innovator in Science Award (2019), ISSCR Innovation Award, International Prize ‘‘Lombardia è ricerca’”, Kazemi Award for Research Excellence in Bio-Medicine, Eurordis Black Pearl Award (2018) and ISSCR Public Service Award (2014).
Michele is internationally recognized as leading scientist in the field of epithelial stem cell biology aimed at clinical application in Regenerative Medicine and played a pivotal role in epithelial stem cell-mediated cell and gene therapy.