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Mario Acunzo, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine


MS, University of Naples, Italy (2004)
PhD, University of Naples, Italy (2008)

Research description

My research focuses on: 1) The function of microRNA in lung cancer, 2) The role of RNA post-transcriptional modifications in lung cancer, 3) The design of artificial microRNA for selectively targeting point mutated mRNAs, and 4) The role of circulating non-coding RNA as biomarkers in lung cancer.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Biomarkers,Cell signaling,Epigenetics,Signal transduction,Targeted therapies

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

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