Gennaro Napolitano

Gennaro Napolitano

Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms

Nutrient Signaling and Metabolic Diseases




I study the basic signaling mechanisms controlling nutrient sensing and how dysfunction of these processes underlies disease conditions. Our ultimate goal is to leverage these findings for the discovery of novel therapeutic targets in inherited metabolic diseases and cancer.

Additional Funding
  • WCF - Targeting metabolic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer (2023-2027)
  • Non-canonical mTOR signaling in B-cell lymphoma (2020-2024), AIRC – MFAG 2019
  • Interplay Between the heat shock response and the CLEAR network (2021-2022), Orphazyme