Carlo Dufour, MD, is currently the Chair of the Clinical and Experimental Hematology Unit and Chairman of the Hem-Onc Stem Cell Transplantation Pole at the Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy. He previously worked as Head of the Hematology Unit from 2007-2012.
Dr Dufour completed his medical degree at the University of Genoa in 1984 and has worked at the Giannina Gaslini Children’s Hospital since 1989. He is a Board Member of the Educational and Guideline Committees of the European Hematology Association (EHA), as well as being a member of the Scientific Committee for Bone Marrow Failure of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Furthermore, he is a reviewer of various international scientific journals, and has won the Van Bekkum award in 2020, as well as awards in 2015 and 2019 from the T. Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
Speaking on the characterization of neutropenia
Dr Dufour’s research interest in neutropenia is focused mainly on characterization of the genetic background, geno-phenotype correlation and pathogenic mechanisms of either primary and secondary autoimmune neutropenias. He is also interested in investigating pathogenic involvement of pro-apoptotic intracellular pathways.