Inhibition of EGF Signaling in Human Cancer Cells
Antonio Feliciello (M.D., Ph.D) is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Pathology at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Naples, Italy and currently is a Fellow at the Italian Academy; he is also a visiting scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Max Gottesman at the Institute of Cancer Research, Columbia University. The main focus of Dr. Feliciello's research is the definition of the molecular mechanism(s) underlying the biological functions of hormones and neurotransmitters. This is relevant to the secretion of hormones in endocrine glands and the development of certain types of human cancers. During his residency at Columbia, Dr. Feliciello will concentrate on the spatial and temporal framework of hormone action and cancer growth. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve our understanding of human cancer and hormone action, and to develop new tools for a targeted therapy.