Scientist: Gaia Griguolo, M.D.
Gaia is a breast cancer oncologist at the Veneto Institute of Oncology and a Junior Faculty member of the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology of the University of Padova. Gaia earned her MD from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2012 and completed subspecialty training in medical oncology at the University of Padova in 2018. During her training, she developed a strong interest in clinical research which she consolidated during her one-year fellowship at the Early Phase Clinical Trial Unit at IOSI (Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland) in Bellinzona, Switzerland.
Gaia has collaborated in several translation research projects related to the characterization of the breast cancer immune microenvironment and biological heterogeneity, both during her training at the University of Padova and during a six-month fellowship at the Translational Genomics and Targeted Therapeutics in Solid Tumors Laboratory at IDIBAPS-Barcelona, Spain. Over the last few years, she deeply involved herself in clinical research on the topic of breast cancer related brain metastasis, a key unmet need for metastatic breast cancer patients, which has been her main research focus as principal investigator. In her spare time, Gaia enjoys spending time with her family and reading in the company of her cat.