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Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Matteo Ligorio earned his medical degree at the University of Genoa and completed a surgery residency there before pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular epidemiology and biostatistics at Harvard Medical School. After attaining his Ph.D., he became a research fellow and instructor at Harvard and at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was recruited by UT Southwestern in 2020, where he established a research lab to investigate cancer biology. His work has focused on a number of important areas in cancer, notably how units of cells in pancreatic tumors have characteristics that affect the proliferation and spread of the tumors themselves. He also discovered that the presence of certain cells in tumors predicts patient survival. Apart from doing basic research, he has studied how implantable devices might deliver chemotherapy drugs to pancreatic tumors

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Kelley Newcomer, M.D.

Megan Wachsmann, M.D.

Dario Ghersi, M.D.




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Kishore Balasubramanian




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SURGICAL RESIDENTS

Nicole Nevarez, M.D.

John Karalis, M.D.

Madhuri Nagaraj, M.D.

Raghav Chandra, M.D.




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Shelby Harris




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