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Luca Gattinoni

Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Gattinoni received his M.D. from the Universita' degli Studi of Milan, Italy. Following the completion of his residency in medical oncology at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, he joined the NCI in 2003 as a Visiting Fellow and became a Staff Scientist in 2008. In 2013, Dr. Gattinoni was appointed as an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator at the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch. His honors include the 2004 SITC Presidential Award, the 2012 Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award and the 2013 NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Award.

Research Interest

Adoptive T cell therapy, T memory stem cells, Transcriptional factors, microRNA, Immune metabolism, Epigenetic


  • Sukumar M, Liu J, Ji Y, Subramanian M, Crompton JG, Yu Z, Roychoudhuri R, Palmer DC, Muranski P, Karoly ED, Mohney RP. Inhibiting glycolytic metabolism enhances CD8+ T cell memory and antitumor function. The Journal of clinical investigation. 2013 Oct 1;123(10):4479.

  • Ji Y, Wrzesinski C, Yu Z, Hu J, Gautam S, Hawk NV, Telford WG, Palmer DC, Franco Z, Sukumar M, Roychoudhuri R. miR-155 augments CD8+ T-cell antitumor activity in lymphoreplete hosts by enhancing responsiveness to homeostatic γc cytokines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015 Jan 13;112(2):476-81.

  • Gattinoni L, Speiser DE, Lichterfeld M, Bonini C. T memory stem cells in health and disease. Nature medicine. 2017 Jan 1;23(1):18-27.

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