Dr. Giulia De Falco is a Senior Lecturer in Pathology and Molecular Clinical Microbiology in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS). Giulia earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy and Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology and Post-Graduate Specialisation in Medical Genetics from the University of Siena, Italy. She spent many years in the US, at Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia PA as a post-doc and later on at Temple University, Philadelphia PA as an Assistant Professor. She then moved back to Italy where she received a Professorship accreditation by the Italian Ministry of Education.
Before joining QMUL, Giulia held academic appointments at the University of Sienna, Italy where she was involved in both undergraduate and PhD programmes. Her research interests of the past few years have been focused on studying molecular mechanisms of aggressive B-cell lymphomas. In particular, she has investigated the association between infectious agents (i.e. EBV and HIV) and malignant transformation in B-cell tumours. Also, her work has been aimed at identifying novel genetic lesions in cancer by high-throughput technologies. Dr. De Falco is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a member of the European Society of Pathology. Giulia has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers covering cancer, infectious and genetic diseases, microRNAs. She serves as an Associate Editor of several journals and works as a reviewer of a number of international scientific journals.
Subjects of Interest
Molecular Pathology, Cancer Biology, Virology, Medical Genetics, Cell Biology