Dr. Saverio Gentile is a Research Assistant Professor in the Departments of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. As a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH) and later in the Cardiology Department at Duke University, he carried out a multi-approach investigation on the role of voltage-gated potassium and calcium channels activity in epithelial derivative cells including cancer cells and neurons. He has a strong background in electrophysiology, calcium imaging, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and signal transduction.
Dr. Gentile developed a successful technical approach that allowed dissecting ion channels-dependent activation of biochemical pathways in cancer. He demonstrated a record of successful and productive research projects in an area of high relevance for ion channel dependent diseases. Dr. Gentile successfully collaborated with other researchers in different fields and produced several peer-reviewed publications.