Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    University degree with honors of doctor in Biology, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

  • 1989 – 1991
    Postdoctoral fellow, Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy

  • 1991 – 1997
    Research scientist (Tenure position), Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy

  • 1993 – 1995
    Visiting scientist, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland

  • 1997 – 2000
    Member, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland

  • Since 2000
    Group leader, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2005
    Adjunct professor of Immunology, University of Palermo, Italy

  • Since 2010
    Member of the Microbiology and Immunology PhD program of the University of Zurich

  • Since 2017
    Full Professor in Medical Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zurich and Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano (joint professorship)

Selected publications

Selected from publications in 2002 – 2013

  • Baumjohann D, Preite S, Reboldi A, Ronchi F, Ansel KM, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F. Persistent antigen and germinal center B cells sustain T follicular helper cell responses.

    Immunity 2013, 38: 596-605.

  • Zielinski CE, Mele F, Aschenbrenner D, Jarrossay D, Ronchi F, Gattorno M, Monticelli S, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F. Pathogen-induced human Th17 cells produce IFN-? or IL-10 and are regulated by IL-1?. Nature 2012, 484:514-518.

  • Sallusto F, Lanzavecchia A, Araki K, Ahmed R. From vaccines to memory and back. Immunity 2010, 29:451-463.

  • Duhen T, Geiger R, Jarrossay D, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F. Interleukin 22 but not interleukin 17 production by a subset of human skin-homing memory T cells. Nature Immunol 2009, 10:857-863.

  • Reboldi A, Coisne C, Baumjohann D, Benvenuto F, Bottinelli D, Lira S, Uccelli A, Lanzavecchia A, Engelhardt B, Sallusto F. C-C chemokine receptor 6-regulated entry of TH-17 cells into the CNS through the choroid plexus is required for the initiation of EAE. Nature Immunol 2009, 10:514-523.

  • Acosta-Rodriguez EV, Napolitani G, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F. Interleukins 1? and 6 but not transforming growth factor-? are essential for the differentiation of interleukin 17-producing human T helper cells. Nature Immunol 2007, 8:942-949.

  • Acosta-Rodriguez EV, Rivino L, Geginat J, Jarrossay D, Gattorno M, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F, Napolitani G. Surface phenotype and antigen specificity of human TH17 memory cells. Nature Immunol 2007, 8:639-646.

  • Martin-Fontecha A, Thomsen LL, Brett S, Gerard C, Lipp M, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F. Induced recruitment of NK cells to lymph nodes provides IFN-? for Th1 priming. Nature Immunol 2004, 5:1260-1265.

  • Sallusto F, Geginat J, Lanzavecchia A. Central memory and effector memory T cells: activation, maintenance and function. Annu Rev Immunol 2004, 22:745-763.

  • Messi M, Giacchetto I, Nagata K, Lanzavecchia A, Natoli G, Sallusto F. Memory and flexibility of cytokine gene expression as separable properties of human TH1 and TH2 lymphocytes. Nature Immunol 2003, 4:78-86.

  • Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F. Opinion-decision making in the immune system: Progressive differentiation and selection of the fittest in the immune response. Nature Rev Immunol 2002, 12:982-987.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Committee and Advisory Boards:

  • Member of the Immunology Section Committee of the EAACI, 2001 – 2005

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology, since 2005

  • Member of the Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship Program, since 2007

  • Member of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, Strategic Advisory Board, Working Group 1: Immunogens and Antigen Processing, 2009

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Medical University of Vienna, since 2012

  • President of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology, 2013 – 2015

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Department for Molecular Biomedical Research VIB-UGent, 2013

Editorial Boards:

  • Associate Editor, International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology, 2003 – 2009

  • Associate Editor, Immunology, 2008 – 2011

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Immunology – Chemoattractants, since 2011

  • Editorial Board, Immunology Letters, 2003 – 2006

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Medicine, since 2006

  • Editorial Board, Human Immunology, since 2007

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Immunology, 2009 – 2010

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