Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale and Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Giandomenica Iezzi is leading the Translational Research group of the Department of Surgery, at the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale in Lugano. Her research focuses on dynamics of tumor-immune system interaction in human gastrointestinal cancers, in particular colorectal cancer, and their modulation by gut microbiota.GI holds an MD and postgraduate training in Clinical Immunology. She has been research fellow at the Basel Institute for Immunology and at the ETH Zürich. Since 2011 she is an independent group leader, first at the University of Basel and presently at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. She is the author of more than 60 peer-review articles and co-inventor of several patents. She is member of different oncological and immunological association and serves as reviewer for leading journals in and numerous international funding agencies.