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Friends of Italy 'Groundbreaking Research on Cancer' Talk

Angela Bononi, Ph.D., an award-winning postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, will be discussing her groundbreaking research on the link between genetic and environmental factors and cancer. Bononi’s most recent work centers on inherited mutations of a gene called BAP1 and their role in tumor growth.

Her lecture is part of the “From Italy to Hawaii” series presented by Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii and Da Shop. This series features experts from all over Italy who discuss topics that affect both Italy and Hawaii.  

Bononi will also address questions from the audience.

 August 29, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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Dr. Angela Bononi graduated from the University of Ferrara and for the past six years has been working at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She will explain how her research in Italy and Hawaii helped her in making a pioneering discovery in the field of cancer prevention, after studying cancer patients in Turkey and the USA who shared a very unique DNA story. In 2017 the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation conferred her the Hogan Lovells Award, recognizing her as the best among early stage investigators working in North America in the field of Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Science, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, impactful and honors their country of origin. This summer the magazine “Fortune Italia” featured her among the “40 under 40” Italian talents that we should keep an eye on.