Dr. Damiano Rondelli, a distinguished researcher to chair BTF scientific committee

Dr. Damiano Rondelli, a distinguished researcher has joined Binaytara Foundation as Chair of the BTF Scientific Committee. Dr. Damiano Rondelli is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Stem Cell Transplant Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


His clinical research focuses on allogeneic stem cell transplantation. In particular, his interest has been on the use of i.v. busulfan in transplant conditioning regimens, stem cell transplantation in myelofibrosis and identification of biomarkers of acute and chronic GVHD by flow cytometry. His laboratory focuses on in-vitro and in-vivo models of T cell alloreactivity against hematopoietic stem cells and translational strategies to overcome it.

Dr. Rondelli serves as a member of the International Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium (MPD-RC), funded by an NCI PO1 grant (PI Ronald Hoffman, MD) where he chairs a study using a reduced intensity conditioning regimen in allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients with myelofibrosis.

Dr. Rondelli has published over 90 full-papers in international peer-reviewed journals including Blood, Leukemia, Biology Blood Marrow Transplantation, and is a co-author of an Italian Hematology textbook. “Lezioni di Ematologia” by Sante Tura et al, Esculapio Bologna, 2003. He is a reviewer of many esteemed journals including Blood, Cancer research, American Journal of Transplantation, etc.

Dr. Rondelli received his medical degree with honors from the University of Bologna, Italy. After completing School of specialization in hematology at the University of Bologna, he worked as research associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA where he started his studies on the antigen presenting function of CD34+ hematopoetic stem cells.