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Sangiorgi, Eugenio

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor


Eugenio Sangiorgi is a researcher in medical genetics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. He started as a geneticist during his medical school training in 1994 at the Institute of Medical Genetics at the Catholic University in Rome. In 2001 after completing his Residency, he moved to Salt Lake City to the laboratory of Mario Capecchi, 2007 Nobel Prize laureate in medicine and physiology. There he worked on modeling human diseases in mice using gene targeting technology. His main projects were centered around the possibility of identifying, visualizing, and studying adult stem cells in adult tissues, in particular the role of intestinal stem cells in normal physiology and cancer. In 2008 he returned to Rome where he researched the role of genes in human diseases of the kidney and the immune system, an endeavor accomplished using new wide scale genomic sequencing platforms and adopting both a bioinformatics and a more standard old-school molecular biology approach.


  • MD, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome

Research Interests

  • Kidney and autoinflammatory diseases
  • Role of adult stem cells