IFOM Giorgio Scita Lab

Giorgio Scita Lab


Giorgio Scita

A cell biologist and expert on the dynamics of cell movement, Giorgio Scita directs the Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Migration research unit at IFOM.
Born in 1963 near Parma, Scita enrolled in the Faculty of Biology at the University of Parma in 1982 with a precise intention: to study animal behavior alongside the famous Italian ethologist Danilo Mainardi.
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Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Migration

The pathophysiology of tissue fluidification: the early steps of carcinogenesis are the processes by which locally confined epithelial malignancy progressively evolves into invasive cancer. These processes are associated with the acquisition of cell motility and disrupted cell and tissue organization and dynamics, fostered by a mechanical shift from a solid-like to a liquid-like state
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Laboratory location: Milan, Italy

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Group members

Monica Corada
Emanuela Frittoli
Staff Scientist
Andrea Disanza
Andrea Palamidessi
Post Doc
Green Brenda
Post Doc - Guest
Abdo Hind
Marchesi Stefano
Phd Student
Barzaghi Leonardo

(update: Dec 2022)

IFOM Review

Breaking up is hard to do: role of an endocytic adaptor protein in epithelial cell cohesion and breast tumor metastasis
Commentary on Giorgio Scita's paper published in Developmental Cell, by Andrew Craig (2014)
On the fast track to invasion: intracellular trafficking drives tumor metastasis
Commentary on Giorgio Scita's paper published on Journal of Cell Biology, by Stefan Linder (2014)
YouScientist: a live research program for science conscious citizens
The first year of the new IFOM Science & Society program , by Giorgio Scita (2013)
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In the press

Le cellule tumorali si muovono come stormi migratori

Corriere della Sera | Giovanni Caprara

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