Dr. Mario Ventura
University of Bari
Professor Mario Ventura born in Taranto in 11/10/1975 and studied at University of Bari where he got his PhD on 7th of March 2003 thesis Title “Human Genome plasticity: Pericentromeric regions and Neocentromeres”. He became Assistant professor at University of Bari in the 2007 where he started his independent group and research. Since 2014 he is Associate professor at University of Bari and Affiliate professor at Genome Sciences at the University of Washington – Seattle. He worked one year at at the Newcastle University (UK) in the Human Genetics Laboratory studying the chromosome 10 pericentromeric region in baboon. He got EMBO Short term fellowship for the project “Evolution of pericentromeric regions and their plasticity” performed at the Newcastle University and a Fulbright Research Scholarship for the research project “Human Genome Structural Variation and Genetic Disease” carried out at the University of Washington - Seattle.
1. Centromere evolution and organization 2. Structural variation in genomes 3. Evolutionary genomics 4. Molecular cytogenetics