Name: Gianluigi Zaza

Country: Italy


Renal unit,
department of medicine,
University of Verona.

Email: Send an Email


Piazzale Stefani 1,
Verona, 37124,

Research Interests:

Transplantation, Genomics, Transcriptomic, Immunology, Nephrology.


  • Dr. Gianluigi Zaza graduated in medicine from the University of Bari in 2000.
  • He did his clinical training in Nephrology at the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, University of Bari (2000-2005).
  • From 2002 to 2005 he has been post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN, USA.
  • In 2010 he holds a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology and Medicine Therapy from University of Bari with a thesis on genomics applied to mitochondrial activity in chronic kidney disease patients.
  • ​Moreover, he obtained many national and international awards/honors.
  • Dr Zaza continues his clinical activities as medical doctor primarily involved in post-renal transplant clinical maintenance follow-up.
  • Additionally, his research interests include pharmacogenomics, transcriptomics and translational medicine.
  • The scientific activity of Dr. Zaza resulted in n. 100 publications in national and international journals (33 articles published in peer-reviewed journals). 

He has been staff physician: 

  • From 07/04/2006 to 05/31/2009 at the Apulia Transplantation Regional Center, Policlinic-University of Bari, Italy; 
  • From 06/01/2009 to 10/31/2009 at the Emilia-Romagna Transplantation Regional Center/AIRT Interregional Center, Policlinic S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy; 
  • From 11/16/2009 to 07/30/2010 at the CRT Puglia/AIRT; 
  • From 07/31/2010 to 09/30/2011 at the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Martina Franca Hospital (TA), Italy. 
  • From 10/1/2011 to 10/30/2011 at the Renal Unit, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Verona, Italy. 
  • From 1st November he serves as research associate at the Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy.