Luca Lambertini, PhD
Dr. Luca Lambertini is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science (OB/GYN) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM). Dr. Lambertini received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1995. Dr. Lambertini then completed a 1 and ½ year of postdoctoral training in molecular biology before beginning the studies for a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene supported by EFESO and Regione Emilia-Romagna (Italy) with funding from the European Union. He completed his master in 1998 in Forlì, Italy. The same year Dr. Lambertini joined the Ramazzini Institute, an internationally recognized leading institution located in Bentivoglio, Italy, working on the study of the long-term effects on health of the exposure to putative carcinogenic chemical/physical agents in experimental animal models. During this period Dr. Lambertini also worked in analytic epidemiology unit investigating the disease profile of workers exposed to known carcinogens. From year 2002 to 2004 Dr. Lambertini undertook a fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutions located in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. During his fellowship Dr. Lambertini focused on molecular investigations for the determination of the genetic effects of the exposure to know carcinogens. He then returned to the Ramazzini Institute where he developed the platform for the implementation of molecular studies on the experimental animal model of the institution. In year 2006 Dr. Lambertini joined MSSM for a 2-year fellowship for studying the developmental origin of chronic disorders. During this period Dr. Lambertini developed his activity on human placental tissue. He also earned his Master of Public Health at MSSM in year 2008. Dr. Lambertini was then hired by the Department of Preventive Medicine and, thanks to his work on placenta with the MSSM OB/GYN Department he was granted his secondary appointment.