Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Galluzzo, Paola

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Paola Galluzzo graduated with a laurea in Biological Science (2004), an MA in Biotechnological Controls and Application (2006), and a PhD in Biology Applied to Human Health (2009), all from the Roma Tre University. She was a post-doctoral fellow (2009-2011) and then a research assistant professor (2011-2014) at Loyola University Chicago Medical Center. She became an adjunct professor at the JFRC in 2015 when she moved back to Rome. As a student, her initial research focused on the study of molecular determinants; as a PhD student her interest expanded to the role of estrogen receptors in different cellular contexts in normal and cancer cells and the protective role of estrogens in reproductive and non-reproductive tissues. During her post-doctoral fellowship, her research moved toward estrogen receptors expression and activity in non-small cell lung cancer and hypoxic non-small cell lung cancer microenvironment, which is considered responsible for standard chemotherapy resistance, cancer recurrence, and metastasization.


PhD, Biology applied to human health, Roma Tre University

MA, Biotechnological Controls and Application, Roma Tre University

Laurea, Biological Science, Roma Tre University

Research Interests

Signal transduction pathways activated by hormone receptors and tyrosine kinase receptors

Molecular mechanisms underlying steroid hormone-regulated cell cycle progression and apoptosis

Mechanisms at the root of the anti-proliferative effects of diet-derived compounds

Hypoxic non-small lung cancer cells tumor microenvironment and drug resistance mechanisms