From surgery to genomics: dissecting
cellular and molecular heterogeneity of
Dr. Sara G.M. Piccirillo is an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Cell
Biology & Physiology at the University
of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences
Center and a Full Member of the UNM
Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Piccirillo graduated at the
University of Milan (Italy) in Medical
Biotechnology in 2003 and gained a Ph.D.
in Translational and Molecular Medicine
in 2008 at the University of Milan-Bicocca.
For her post-doctoral training, Dr.
Piccirillo was awarded a Marie Curie
Intra-European Fellowship in 2010 and
worked as a Research Associate in the
Department of Clinical Neurosciences of
Cambridge University (UK). In February
2011, she was elected as a Research
Fellow of Hughes Hall, one of the 31
colleges in Cambridge. In 2013, Dr.
Piccirillo started a collaboration with
the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center in Dallas (USA) and
visited the institution between
2014-2016 as Visiting Senior Scientist.
In 2016, Dr. Piccirillo was recruited to
UT Southwestern Medical Center as
Faculty Member of Internal Medicine and
in 2018 she was promoted to Research
Assistant Professor at the same
institution. In 2019, Dr. Piccirillo
joined the University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Center as a Tenure-Track