Marinos Kallikourdis


Marinos Kallikourdis

Group Leader

Marinos Kallikourdis is a Group Leader at Humanitas Research Hospital, where he heads the Adaptive Immunity Lab. He is also associate professor of general pathology and immunology at Humanitas University.

Marinos Kallikourdis read Natural Sciences in Trinity College, Cambridge (UK) under the supervision of M.S. Neuberger, where he also received a PhD in Immunology for work done in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK), home of the discovery of DNA structure and the invention of monoclonal and humanized antibodies. He was part of the team, led by A.G. Betz, that first demonstrated the requirement for regulatory T cells in the sustenance of maternal-fetal tolerance and deciphered the mechanism of pregnancy-associated amelioration of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

After a short post-doc with A. Viola, he became junior group leader at Humanitas Research Hospital as well as an assistant professor of general pathology and immunology in the Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milan, before moving to Humanitas University in 2015.

His research activity has been supported by the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC), the Italian Ministry of Health, the CARIPLO Foundation, the Veronesi Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Fondazione Telethon and AriSLA.