Research Faculty

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Education and Training
1956 M.D. Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Affiliations
Immunology
Raffaello Cortesini, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Research Summary


Selected Publications

1. Suciu-Foca N, Manavalan JS, Cortesini R: Generation and function of antigen-specific suppressor and regulatory T cells. Transpl Immunol 11(3-4):235, 2003.

2. Manavalan JS, Rossi PC, Vlad G, Piazza F, Yarilina A, Cortesini R, Mancini D, Suciu-Foca N: High expression of ILT3 and ILT4 is a general feature of tolerogenic dendritic cells. Transpl Immunol 11(3-4):245, 2003.

3. Manavalan JS, Vlad G, Kim-Shulze S, Rossi P, Piazza F, Cortesini R, Suciu-Foca N: Generation of tolerogenic antigen presenting cells: crucial role of inhibitory receptors ILT3 and ILT4. Hum Immunol 64(10 Suppl):S21, 2003.

4. Vasilescu ER, Ho EK, de la Torre L, Itescu S, Marboe C, Cortesini R, Suciu-Foca N, Mancini D: Anti-HLA antibodies in heart transplantation. Transpl Immunol 12(2):177, 2004.

5. Cortesini R: Cyclosporine--lessons from the first 20 years. Transplant Proc 36(2 Suppl):158S, 2004.

6. Pretagostini R, Peritore D, Donadio R, Cortesini R: Organizzazione Centro-Sud Trapianti: outcome analysis 1999 to 2002. Transplant Proc 36(3):439, 2004.
Honors and Awards

President of Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria, Rome, Italy (1972-1998)
President of the Seventh International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy (1978)
President of the Consulta Medica, Congregazione per le Cause dei Santi,
Vatican City, Rome, Italy (1981-2000)
President of the Societa Italiana dei Trapianti d'Organo (1985-1988)
President of the International Society for Organ Sharing (1991-1994)
Laurea Honoris Causa in Medicine, Universitatea din Cluj Napoca,
Cluj Napoca, Romania (1992)
President of the Scientific Committee, Universita del Campus Biomedico, Rome, Italy (1993-2000)
President of the Eighteenth International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy (2000)
President Emeritus of the Consulta Medica, Congregazione per le Cause dei Santi,
Vatican City, Rome, Italy (2001-to date)

Awards:

Special Prize for Scientific Activity, Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza Rome, Italy (1964)
Fiuggi Special Prize, Fiuggi, Italy (1969)
Rotary Club Cultural Award, Rome, Italy (1970)
International Award of Surgery, Centro Sabatia-Ter, Naples, Italy (1976)
Cavaliere di S. Gregorio Magno, Vatican City, Rome, Italy (1984)
Special Prize "Santa Caterina d'Oro", Siena, Italy (1989)
Grande Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, Rome, Italy (2000)


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