Andrea Ballabio

Andrea Ballabio

Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms

Lysosomal signaling in human diseases




While studying medicine I was fascinated by how research could lead to the discovery of disease mechanisms.  As a young pediatrician, I took care  of children affected by genetic diseases, some of them serious and still without therapy, I felt the urge to act, to do something to help, and I knew that the way to make a difference was to understand the biological mechanism. That’s how research became my passion.

Additional Funding
  • INCANTAR - Targeting inherited cancer syndromes - (2023-2028) ERC Adv
  • Targeting TFEB-mediated mTORC1 hyperactivation in hamartoma syndromes - (2019-2023)  AIRC
  • Targeting TFEB and TFE3 in Renal Tumorigenesis - (2022-2025) Department of Defense