Meet the EpiCreators

EpiCentral has been developed with the expertise and guidance of global experts; read on to meet our EpiCreators and hear from them about why they are excited about EpiCentral.

Professor Gianni Marone, MD

Professor Marone’s research focuses on the complex interactions between proinflammatory mediators produced by lung epithelial cells and human pulmonary mast cells and macrophages.

Professor Gianni Marone, MD

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II

Naples, Italy

Professor Gianni Marone is Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. He is also Director of the World Allergy Organization Centers of Excellence and Senior Investigator of the National Research Council.

Professor Marone’s research focuses on the role of chemical mediators in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases, and the role of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in inflammatory disorders and cancer.

He has published extensively in his field, having authored more than 900 publications and edited 20 books. Additionally, Professor Marone serves as Editor/Associate Editor for several international journals on clinical immunology and asthma. He was the President of the Italian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (1998–2001), President of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum (2006–2010), and is currently an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, UK) and a scholar of the Johns Hopkins Society.


 “Our team is working in the Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research of the University of Naples Federico II, and focuses on inflammatory mediators in allergic diseases”


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Professor Christopher Brightling, PhD, FMedSci

Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital

Leicester, UK

Professor Celeste Porsbjerg, MD, PhD

Professor of Severe Asthma, Bispebjerg Hospital

Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Louis-Philippe Boulet, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Laval University

Québec, Canada

Professor Bruce Levy, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, USA