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gilda varricchi-JMA allergy diagnosisGilda Varricchi, MD, PhD

Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research (CISI)
University of Naples Federico II, School of Medicine
Naples
Italy

Tel: +39 0817464298
Fax: +39 0817463670
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I became interested in Allergy and Clinical Immunology during the 5th year of the School of Medicine at the University of Naples where I was fascinated by the complexity of clinical manifestations of immune disorders. In the division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the University of Naples “Federico II” I worked on my experimental thesis from 2005 to 2007. I graduated in January 2007 defending my MD thesis on “The role of secreted phospholipases A2 on the production of chemical mediators in inflammatory responses”.

In 2008 I was admitted to the Postgraduate Training Program in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the University of Naples. In 2012 I completed my clinical training and I was admitted to the PhD in Clinical Pathophysiology and Experimental Medicine directed by Professor Gianni Marone.

From April 2013 to September 2014 I was a Clinical Research Fellow in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Imperial College London-Royal Brompton Hospital under the supervision of Professor Stephen Durham. During these time I was involved in a research project on the role of T follicular helper cells and IL-21 in the modulation of IgE production in allergic rhinitis. This was the basis of my PhD thesis which I defended in 2015.

At the moment I am a post-doctoral fellow in the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Division at the University of Naples “Federico II”. My clinical and research activity concerns the role of angiogenesis and T follicular helper cells in allergic disorders, asthma management, immunotherapy and biomarkers of allergic disorders.