Ugo Rovigatti
Ugo Rovigatti
Associate Professor

Department of Medicine
University Of Florence


Ph.D- Molecular Biology 1973  



Dr. Ugo Rovigatti obtained his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology with Summa cum Laude in 1973 and in 1999 the Tenured Professorship. From 1979 to 1990 he worked at ICRF in London, UK; the Rockefeller University in New York; the Fox Chase Institute in Philadelphia; St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN; the NCI in Frederick, MD; the Ochsner Foundation-Clinic in New Orleans, LA; the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Between 1997 and 1999 he was a sabbatical professor in Switzerland. His PI research work has been funded by grants from UICC, ICRETT, SCL, MIUR, MURST etc.  His interests in cancer research progressed from work on oncogenic viruses (SV40/ RSV) to oncogenes/TSGs (MYC/ETS), Immunoglobulin Rearrangements (childhood cALL) and pediatric neuroblastoma.  Starting from neuroblastoma studies, he developed a model (based on  virus MFV) for the origin of specific genetic aberrations, which is being tested by NGS technology.

Research Interest

  • Tumor Viruses
  • Oncogenes
  • Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • Carcinogenesis
  • IGG rearrangements
  • Paediatric Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Leukaemia/Lymphoma
  • Cancer Modelling



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