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Francesco Celi, M.D., M.H.Sc.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Cell Signaling

Affiliated leadership roles

Chair, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, VCU

Department affiliations

Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Endowed and distinguished chair or professorship

Blackard Professorship


MHS, Duke University (2009)
MD, University of Rome, Italy (1987)

Research description

My research is focused on understanding how thermogenic fat may contribute to cancer progression and in the pathophysiology of cancer-associated cachexia.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Animal models,Cell signaling,Metabolism,Obesity,Palliative care,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information


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