EphA2, a functional signaling receptor for the growth factor progranulin, has been discovered in the lab of Dr. Renato V. Iozzo.
Dr. Iozzo is the recipient of the 2016 Senior Investigator Award given by the American Society of Matrix Biology
Congratulations to Dr. Renato V. Iozzo, M.D. Ph.D. (Honoris causa) on receiving the prestigious Senior Investigator Award. Dr. Iozzo was given this honor at the 2016 Biennial Meeting of the American Society of Matrix Biology held in St. Petersburg, FL from November 13 - 16.
Renato V. Iozzo, M.D., Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology receives his second honorary degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) from University of Patras in Patras, Greece.
Congratulations to Dr. Iozzo, Professor of Pathology and cell Biology, and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University for receiving his second Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Patras in Patras, Greece, Hungary. Dr. Iozzo received this award for his seminal contributions to the field of Matrix Biology, Cancer, and Angiogenesis.
2014 Biennial Soccer Match-Up at PG-GRC
Dr. Iozzo and Dr. Neill were recognized for their contributions during the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Science's 2014 Spring Convocation. This event took place following the 190th Commencement Ceromony of Thomas Jefferson Univerity on Thursday, May 29th, 2014.
Dr. Renato V. Iozzo receives the Jefferson Medical College Research Career Award from Thomas Jefferson University for 2013.
This award is commended for expectional leadership in, and contributions to, a field of basic and / or clinical / translational research over the span of an academic career. Dr. Iozzo was the 2013 receipient of this prestigious research award from JMC. It was awarded on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at The Union League of Philadelphia. Congratulations Dr. Iozzo!
Congratulations to Dr. Renato Iozzo for being appointed as Editor-In-Chief of Matrix Biology
Dr. Renato Iozzo has recently been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Matrix Biology beginning January 2013. This flagship journal is published by Elsevier and is affiliated with both the International Society for Matrix Biology and the American Society for Matrix Biology. Dr. Iozzo served as president of both societies between 2007 and 2010. Dr. Iozzo succeeds Dr. Bjorn Olsen from Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Iozzo is presently a Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA, and is a long-standing member of the graduate program in Cellular and Developmental Biology. He is also Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a Professor at the Kimmel Cancer Center since its foundation. His research interest is focused on the biology of proteoglycans and their roles in cancer and angiogenesis. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles, numerous reviews and edited two books on proteoglycans. His work is one of the most cited in the Proteoglycan and Matrix Biology fields, with over 18,500 citations and an h-index of 77
Dr. Iozzo has received the "Distinguished Mentor Award" from the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies. This award was established to recognize Jefferson faculty members that excel in the mentoring of postdoctoral fellows.
The Iozzo Lab, current as of June 2012. (T.Neill was absent from the photo.)
Dr. Iozzo and Dr. Kozlowski
pose for a picture
July 2011- June 2012
A Day in the life of a Manchester Placement student: Dr. Iozzo's Lab, Philadelphia, PA
I work for Dr R.V. Iozzo, one of the world’s leading matrix biologists, in his lab at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA. His lab performs ground breaking research into the relationship between proteoglycans and tumour angiogenesis. During my time here I have learnt not simply a few, but rather a plethora of techniques, including: Western blotting, cell culture, transfection, PCR, qPCR, immunofluorescence, molecular cloning, experimental design and data analysis. While many of these techniques were touched upon in our laboratory sessions or lectures, there is no substitution for having the responsibility of performing them by yourself, in real time, and waiting in anticipation of the results.
We had a lot of help from Thomas Jefferson University to ensure our visa application ran smoothly, and we finally arrived in late June, greeted by temperatures of 80-100˚ F. Our first month was spent in the Martin Building, typical accommodation for a US university; shared room, shared bathroom and shared Kitchen. This did, however, give us the opportunity to meet some colleagues and new friends. We soon found a house to rent just 10 minutes walk from the lab.
A typical day starts at 9 am and can end anywhere between 5-9 pm. I’m usually multi-tasking, performing many of the above techniques simultaneously with the help of expensive and complicated pieces of equipment to perform and analyse experiments. All my experiments are overseen by my supervisor, Tom, often with input from Dr. Iozzo. Every Monday morning we have a lab meeting, where each member of the lab presents their Data from the previous week, this has given me a good insight into how data should be presented professionally as well as confidence in presenting. We also have the opportunity to attend lectures from world class researchers, a brilliant opportunity for networking.
However, it’s not all hard work! Working in a closely knit lab team has helped to develop close relationships with colleagues, whom we socialise with on a regular basis. We got a taste for American culture by attending basketball and baseball matches as well as taking trips to surrounding cities such as New York and Washington DC. We even got a chance to experience the real “Jersey Shore”. Many future trips are also planned to cities further away such as Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. Philadelphia itself is a great and historical city, where I have learned a lot about American history.
If you have a natural curiosity about biology, a placement year will be extremely effective in furthering your academic learning and technical ability. I believe being a placement student has set me up well for final year, allowing me to learn techniques I will be using during my final year project. Patience, perseverance and planning are key during a placement year, and I have been able to build on all three. Alas, life as a placement student is far from glamorous, but it is a very rewarding and worthwhile year to undertake.
Renato V. Iozzo, M.D., Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology receives an honorary degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary