Giorgio Trinchieri, received his M.D. (1973), University of Torino, Italy. Member of the Basel Institute for Immunology, Switzerland (1971-1975). In 1977 he was investigator at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined the Wistar (Philadelphia) as Chairman, Immunology Research Program, and was a Hilary Koprowski Professor. In 1989 his group discovered Interleukin-12 and its role in tumour immunity, infections and autoimmunity. He was Director, Schering Plough Laboratory of Immunological Research, Dardilly, France and a Fogarty Scholar at the Laboratory for Parasitic Diseases, NIAID. In 2006, he became Director of the Cancer and Inflammation Program and Chief, Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, NCI. As Director, he oversees the operations of two major intramural laboratories that constitute the major immunologic component of the NCI inflammation and cancer initiative that seeks to partner NCI’s expertise in inflammation and immunology with its cutting-edge cancer etiology and carcinogenesis program.
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