Speakers: Immacolata Andolfo
Dr. Immacolata Andolfo is a medical geneticist at the University of Naples "Federico II" and CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies in Naples, Italy.
She completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnologies in 2017. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a funded European project, Junior Research Grant 2018, of the European Hematology Association (EHA), which aims to elucidate the genetic bases of dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis.
Dr. Andolfo has specialized in rare hereditary hemolytic diseases. She works in the research group guided by Professor Achille Iolascon, an International Center of Expertise on diagnosis and research on rare hereditary anemias. The main focus of her research is the genetic of red blood cells membrane defects and iron metabolism with particular interest to the link with the cation plasma membrane transport, PIEZO1, and hepcidin regulation. She contributed to the identification of the causative genes of these conditions in 2012-2014; subsequently, she becomes one of the leading scientists for the genetics and epidemiology of dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis.
She is an associate editor for some peer-reviewed journals as American Journal of Hematology and Scientific report and reviewer for international journals such as Blood, Hematology, and Haematologica.