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Acunzo, Mario, Ph.D.

  • Program Developmental Therapeutics
  • Department
    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Phone 804-828-7143
 
Department affiliations
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Education
MS, University of Naples, Italy, 2004
Disease focus of research

Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Apoptosis,Bioinformatics,Biomarkers,Cancer therapy resistance,Cell signaling,Genomics,Oncogenes,Precision medicine,Signal transduction,Translational science

Research description
My research is focused on the role of the non-coding RNAs in cancer. In particular, I investigate the role of microRNAs in lung cancer biology and as circulating biomarkers. I also explore the role of epitranscriptome (A to I editing, m6A methylation) of non-coding RNAs. I also design and test artificial microRNA for targeting point-mutated oncogenes mRNAs in cancer.
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
Contact information

Email: mario.acunzo@vcuhealth.org