Francesca Zazzeroni graduated in Biological Sciences at University of L’Aquila, Italy in 1994, and obtained the Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine at University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 1999.
She worked as Research Associate at the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA from 1999 to 2003.
She is currently full professor of Medical and Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques at the University of L’Aquila, Italy.
The focus of her research has been the understanding of the mechanisms through which NF-κB drives oncogenesis by integrating the signalling networks governing cancer-cell survival and TME-based inflammation, and the cancer-selective targeting of the NF-κB effectors as a novel therapeutic intervention.
She awarded the Fellowship “Leonino Fontana e Maria Lionello” for Cancer Research, Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (FIRC) (1999) and the “AICC prize for senior investigators” (2008).
She co-authored 65 papers in international peer-review journals (Scopus H-index: 29) and filed 2 patents.