Gilda 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
Tel: +39 0817464298
Fax: +39 0817463670
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.