image Dr. Ugo Rovigatti
Department of Medicine
University of Florence


Dr. Ugo Rovigatti is currently working as Associate Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Medicine at University og Florence, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology with Summa cum Laude. Earlier he worked at ICRF in London, UK; the Rockefeller University in New York; the Fox Chase Institute in Philadelphia; St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN; the NCI in Frederick, MD; the Ochsner Foundation-Clinic in New Orleans, LA; the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Dr. Ugo Rovigatti was a sabbatical professor in Switzerland. His PI research work has been funded by grants from UICC, ICRETT, SCL, MIUR, MURST etc. His interests in cancer research progressed from work on oncogenic viruses (SV40/ RSV) to oncogenes/TSGs (MYC/ETS), Immunoglobulin Rearrangements (childhood cALL) and pediatric neuroblastoma. Starting from neuroblastoma studies, he developed a model (based on virus MFV) for the origin of specific genetic aberrations, which is being tested by NGS technology.

Research Interest

Tumor Viruses
Tumor Suppressor Genes
IGG rearrangements
Paediatric Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cancer Modelling

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