Alberto Delaidelli

My long-term professional goal is to become a clinician and scientist leading an independent research group. In alignment with this aim, I have already obtained a medical degree (MD) from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2013. The position of clinician-scientist at European institutes is less established than in North America. Because of this, I moved to Vancouver in 2015 to pursue graduate studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

My PhD work shaped me as an independent, creative, and open-minded researcher and has so far resulted in five first authored and 26 co-authored papers, in journals including Cell, Nat Med, Cancer Cell, PNAS, Acta Neuropathol and Clin Cancer Res. During my PhD, I have been granted virtually every award available for international students at UBC, including a prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship, and I obtained >$250K in local, provincial and federal research funding. As member of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation/SU2C Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, I focus part of my work on immunotherapeutic approaches to target solid childhood cancers.

For an up-to-date list of my publications, see ResearchGate.