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Fellow
Villa
Luisa Lina
Current position: 
Associate Professor and Head of Innovation in Cancer Laboratory
Current nationality: 
Brazil
Italy
Current residence: 
Brazil
Affiliation/Institution: 
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo and Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo
Biodata: 
Villa is an Associate Professor at the Department of Radiology and Oncology of the Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Head of the Innovation in Cancer Research of the Center for Translational Research in Oncology of the Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (ICESP), São Paulo, Brazil. She graduated in Biological Sciences, USP and has a PhD in Sciences from the Institute of Chemistry of USP (1978). She was a researcher at the São Paulo branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research from 1983 to 2011, and was its director from 2006 to 2010. She is a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. In 2018 she received the Biology Prize from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy. Her research involves studies about human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, anogenital cancer, head and neck cancer, HPV infections in women and men, prophylactic HPV vaccines. As of end-2019, she had published 334 scientific articles (h-index: WOS 60). She made more than 500 presentations as invited speaker in meetings throughout the world. She has mentored 13 MSc, 20 PhD students and 8 Pos-Doctoral fellows.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
5 - Gender equality
10 - Reduced inequality
Keywords: 
Cancer, Human Papillomavirus, Molecular epidemiology, HPV detection methods, HPV vaccines, Prevention
Elected
2020
Place of Birth: 
Nesso (CO)
Country of birth: 
Italy

Date of birth

13
January
1951
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
TWAS Awards: 
TWAS Prize in Biology (2018)
Last updated on 31/07/2020