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Dr Gianpiero Di Leva
Dr Gianpiero Di Leva
postal addressPeel Building (room 313) , Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M5 4WT.
email addressg.dileva@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 2952262
website addresshttps://dilevalab.wordpress.com
Key Memberships
From December 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Biomedical Research Centre
From December 2015 to present.
Profile Summary

I started my research training as an undergraduate student in Italy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” , where I worked as volunteer for two years in Dr. Bozzoni laboratory learning about RNA and its multiple functions and extraordinary plasticity.

I graduated cum laude in 2004 and with the support of the Italia-USA Program Fellowship, I moved to USA to join Dr. Croce laboratory where I completed in 2009 my PhD, based both at University of Ferrara and Ohio State University.

In Dr. Carlo M. Croce’s laboratory, I had the opportunity to see how simple biomolecular ideas and experimental approaches can acquire a therapeutic dimension and a bedside perspective. During this time, I acquired an interest in the role of small non-coding RNAs and their involvement in cancer by showing how they reprogramme gene expression to confer proliferative advantage to cancer cells and induce resistance to therapeutic agents.

In 2014, I decided to move with my family to Manchester where I joined Dr. Richard Marais group at CRUK-Manchester Institute and had the opportunity to work in drug discovery for the development of new drugs targeting cancer stem cells. Last December, I started my position at Salford as Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences. I will focus on my  long-standing interest in exploring the molecular roles of non-coding RNAs in determining cell fate changes and gene regulation. I really believe that discovering how non-coding RNAs regulate gene expression will improve our understanding of development and disease and it will allow the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

Key Qualifications
2014
2015
2009
2004
Key Projects
2018
Oct
KidsCan Placement Student Grant Scheme-Bench Fees
Kidscan, 2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (100%).
2018
Oct
Manchester RNA Salon
RNA Society, 1,132.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (100%).
2017
Sep
Manchester RNA Salon
RNA Society, 772.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (100%).
2017
Jul
PhD Studentship
Kidscan, 59,313.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (50%). Co-Investigator: J Wilkinson (50%).
2017
Apr
Kidscan Placement Scheme
Kidscan, 2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (100%).
2017
Mar
Student Placement Award
G.I.Me, 3,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (30%). Co-Investigators: L Mutti (40%), C Topham (30%).
2016
Oct
Hypoxamirs as a New Target for Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM)
Mesothelioma UK, 111,750.00.
Principal Investigator: M Krstic- Demonacos (60%). Co-Investigators: G Di Leva (20%), F Sotgia (20%).
2016
May
Kidscan Student Placement Award
Kidscan, 2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (100%).
2016
May
Understanding the complexity of microRNA-regulated pathways in medulloblastoma
Kidscan, 7,500.00.
Principal Investigator: G Di Leva (50%). Co-Investigator: C Topham (50%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Guest Editorials in Journals
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2013
Jun