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ASH Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award Recipients

The following individuals received awards made possible by a grant from the Giuseppe Bigi Association, named for the late Giuseppe Bigi, MD, a well-known Italian scientist. These awards include the ASH Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award and the ASH Giuseppe Bigi Abstract Achievement Award. 


Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award

Marilena Ciciarello, PhD
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
Interferon-γ-Dependent Inflammatory Signature in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells Is Able to Shape Stromal and Immune Bone Marrow Microenvironment
Abstract #1212

Giuseppe Bigi Abstract Achievement Award

Annamaria Aprile, PhD
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function in β-Thalassemia Is Impaired and Is Rescued By Targeting the Bone Marrow Niche
Abstract #967


Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award

Valentina Salvestrini, PhD
University of Bologna
Bitter Taste Receptors System Is Expressed and Functional in Both HSCs and Leukemic Cells
Abstract #2560


Giuseppe Bigi Memorial Award

Luca Bertamini, MD
DIMES, University of Bologna
Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP) in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease and in Centenarians. Further Clues Linking Chip With Cardiovascular Risk
Abstract #1144

Giuseppe Bigi Abstract Achievement Award

Alessio Catore, PhD
San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy
Liver-Directed Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B With Immune Stealth Lentiviral Vectors
Abstract #605


Patrizia Sciancalepore, MD
University of Turin
ATP-Binding-Cassette A1 Regulates Extracellular Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate Release and Vγ9Vδ2 T-Cell Activation By Dendritic Cells
Abstract #3709


Marilena Ciciarello, PhD
Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Bologna, Italy
Upregulation of Indoleamine 2, 3-Dioxygenase Enzymes in Leukemic Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) Can Influence MSC/Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cell Cross Talk
Abstract #1191