Marinos Kallikourdis read Natural Sciences in Trinity College, Cambridge (UK) under the supervision of M.S. Neuberger, where he also received a PhD in Immunology for work done in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK), home of the discovery of DNA structure and the invention of monoclonal and humanized antibodies. He was part of the team, led by A.G. Betz, that first demonstrated the requirement for regulatory T cells in the sustenance of maternal-fetal tolerance and deciphered the mechanism of pregnancy-associated amelioration of Rheumatoid Arthritis. After a short post-doc with A. Viola, he became a Principal Investigator at the Humanitas Clinical and Research Centre, a multi-disciplinary clinical and biomedical research center in Milan, Italy, as well as an Assistant Professor of General Pathology and Immunology in the Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milan. In 2015 he became Assistant Professor of General Pathology and Immunology at Humanitas University.

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