Luca Schifanella

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Dr. Schifanella is a Medical Doctor and Ph.D. with clinical, research and teaching experience in the field of Infectious and Tropical diseases. Dr. Schifanella obtained his medical degree in 2010 at the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at Sacco Hospital at the University of Milan (UoM). He joined in 2012 the Vaccine Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) as an MD postdoctoral fellow. In 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical and Experimental Medicine through a collaboration UoM and NIH-Graduate Partnerships Program. During the years at NIH, he co-designed, designed and conducted SIV/SHIV studies to test vaccines strategies that mirrored or predicted the results of several HIV vaccine clinical trials. He created or co-created HIV pre-clinical models to test novel vaccine candidates to uncover vaccine-induced immune responses to increase HIV vaccine efficacy. Moreover, Dr. Schifanella is interested in infectious diseases pathogenesis and in host mechanisms that control disease progression. Dr. Schifanella expertise and interest is in Infectious, Tropical and Emerging Diseases. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Post doctoral training: Immunology – HIV Vaccine – NHP models, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Vaccine Branch (VB) Bethesda, MD

Award Date: Apr 1 2017

PhD, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; NIH/GPP, US

Award Date: Apr 1 2017

MD, Medicine and Surgery (Infectious and Tropical Diseases), University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Award Date: Oct 1 2010


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