Profile: Dr. Silvia Regina Rogatto

Issue: Vol.6, No.1 - January 2007

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Dr Silvia Regina Rogatto

Dr. Silvia Regina Rogatto, M.Sc, PhD an expert in the field of human genetics and cancer research is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Urology, Director of the NeoGenae Laboratory, Research Center, Experimental Laboratories of the Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo State University, UNESP, Botucatu, and Coordinator of the NeoGene: a multidisciplinary group for human neoplasia research, National Directory of Research Groups, The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)/ Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT), Brazil.

Dr. Rogatto graduated in Biology in 1982 at the University of Sao Paulo, USP, Ribeiro Preto, where she also obtained her master in 1986 and doctoral in 1990. In 1998, she began her one-year post-doctoral training in the Princess Margaret hospital, Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto, Canada, after having undertaken a fellowship from The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Dr. Rogatto is an active member of the Brazilian Society of Genetics, in which she served as President of the Sao Paulo State Branch from 1994 to1996 and as member of the National Board from 2000 to 2002. She has participated in the organization and as guest speaker in several scientific and /or technological meetings.

In addition to her research and academic responsibilities, Dr. Rogatto currently serves as member of the Advisory Committee of the Sao Paulo State Oncocenter Foundation (FOSP), of the Foundation for the Development of the Sao Paulo State University (FUNDUNESP), of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Health Sciences of The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and of the postgraduation program in genetics as a Coordinator 2000-2003), Bio-sciences Institute, Sao Paulo State University, UNESP. Furthermore, she has contributed as reviewer for national granting agencies, external reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications and as member of editorial board of the Oral Diseases and the Applied Cancer Research.

Dr. Rogatto received several national research awards and honors. She was a visiting professor in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Cell Biology, Houston, Texas, USA in 1989 at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, SIC, Madrid, Spain (1992), in the University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada (2004), and in Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada in 2000, 2001 and 2004.

Dr. Rogatto has devoted her professional career to the undergraduate teaching of human and medical genetics and to the training students at post-graduating levels in the Department of General Biology, State University of Londrina, UEL, Londrina, PR from 1987 to 1993, in the Department of Genetics, Bio-sciences Institute from 1994 to 2002 and actually in the Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo State University, UNESP. She maintains active national and international collaborations practices and a close and rewarding relationship with colleagues and former students.

Dr. Rogatto's research interests include classical and molecular cytogenetics and molecular biology of benign and malignant human solid tumors, especially breast fibroadenomas, uterine leiomyomas and carcinomas of the prostate, breast, and the head and neck.

Dr. Rogatto and her husband Flavio have been married since 19 years. They have two nice daughters, Lidia and Alice.

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