Portrait of Rodolfo Bianchini

Rodolfo Bianchini obtained his master degree in Biology and PhD degree in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology at University of Perugia in the department of Clinical and Experimental medicine with Prof. Dr. Carlo Riccardi.

His diploma and PhD theses focused on glucocorticoid function of immune cells.

From 2009 to 2011 he continued his research on inducible T-regulatory cells (Treg) at University of Salzburg in the department of Allergy and Immunology with Prof. Dr. Albert Duschl.

From 2012 to 2014 he combined his research on immune tolerance and its modulation with the role of stress-inducible neuropeptide galanin and its three receptor in this process at Paracelsus Medical University in the department of Pediatrics with Prof. Dr. Barbara Kofler.

He joined the Comparative Medicine team of Prof. Jensen-Jarolim at the Messerli Research Institute in October 2014 as Senior Scientist.

His research focus on glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related protein (GITR)/GITR-Ligand (GITR-L) system and its role in the induction of innate and adaptive immune response in allergy, autoimmune diseases and cancer with particular interest on the modulation of tolerance and APCs polarization (M1/M2 macrophages).

Rodolfo Bianchini received several fellowships and is the author of numerous scientific publications.