Giovanna Del Pozzo


Giovanna Del Pozzo

Senior Researcher

+39 081 6132309

Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics of Diseases

Keywords: Autoimmunity , celiac disease, HLA  genes , Adaptive immune response, Pseudogenes in cancer, Post-transcriptional regulation

Study of HLA class II genes expression in antigen presenting cells from patients affected by celiac disease and other autoimmune pathologies.

Understanding the role of new biomarkers  in relationship to different stages of celiac disease

Monitoring of antigen specific CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes activation, in patients and healthy donors, following Sars-Cov2 vaccine administration, by flow cytometry immunophenotyping.

Unraveling the role of PA2G4 oncogene  in glioblastoma  and bladder cancer. Characterization of structure and function of PA2G4P4 pseudogene


1985  Laurea degree cum laude in Biological Science  at University of Naples Federico II, Italy

1987-1994  Fellowships from AIRC, ISS,CNR, EMBO

Research appointments

1994-2007        CNR Researcher Scientist

2004-present     Immunobiology Group leader  at Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, CNR

2007 –present   CNR Senior Researcher Scientist

2021  Appointment as CNR member in the Scientific Committee for the evaluation of research activities of project “Adenoviral Genetic Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2”  (INMI L. Spallanzani )

Grants Support from Fondazione Italiana Celiachia, CNR-DSB Progetto Bandiera “InterOmics”, FIRB-MIUR

Reviewer for ISI scientific journals  in the field of immunology and molecular biology

Supervisor of Master Degree and PhD theses at Federico II University and Luigi Vanvitelli University in  Naples

Mariavittoria Laezza
PhD student at University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, winner of Triennal FC Grant funded by Foundation for Celiac Disease (n. 006_FC_2019).

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Regulation of HLA DQ 2.5 genes in subjects with different  risk to develop celiac disease

The objective of project is the study of the expression of HLA risk alleles in antigen presenting cells from patients with acute celiac disease and patients at gluten-free diet. In addition, other biomarkers involved in the adaptive and innate autoimmune response are under investigation

Laura Pisapia

+39 081 6132318

Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics of Diseases

Keywords: Flow Cytometry, Autoimmunity, Celiac disease, HLA genes, Food allergy, Innate and Adaptive immune response, Long non-coding RNA, Post-transcriptional regulation

Federica Camerota
Undergraduate student

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