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Dr. Ignacio Melero, Full Professor of Immunology at the University, awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Buenos Aires.

Along with the researcher senior of the Cima and the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, the Argentine institution has awarded this distinction to James Allison, award Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2018, among other laureates


FotoExactasUBA/Dr. Ignacio Melero at the moment of receiving the diploma as doctor 'honoris causa'.

19 | 10 | 2022

Dr. Ignacio Melero, Full Professor of Immunology at the University of Navarra, has been invested honorary doctor of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Together with the immunologist of the Cima and the Clínica Universidad de Navarrathe Argentine institution has awarded this distinction to Professors James Allison, award Nobel Prize in Medicine 2018; Laurie Glimcher, Lawrence Steinman, Padmanee Sharma and Sebastián Amigorena.

"I am very honored by this distinction, which I dedicate to our translational research team at the University of Navarra," says Dr. Ignacio Melero, co-director of the department of Immunology and Immunotherapy at Clínica Universidad de Navarra and researcher senior at Cima.

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Dr. Melero is graduate in Medicine from the University of Navarra, specialist in Immunology at the Hospital de la Princesa (Madrid) and PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with award extraordinary. From 1994 to 1999 he worked as researcher in the team of Dr. Karl E. Hellström together with Lieping Chen (BMS, Seattle, USA) in the field of co-stimulation of the anti-tumor immune response.

Dr. Melero is Full Professor of Immunology at the School of Medicine of the University of Navarra since 2004 and director of the degree scroll Expert in Immuno-Oncology, as well as physician consultant at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, where he co-directs the department of Immunology and Immunotherapy. Within his scientific activity he is a senior researcher at the Cima University of Navarra. He coordinates a group multidisciplinary that carries out patient-focused translational research projects in cancer immunology and immunotherapy. His work focuses on the use of immunostimulatory monoclonal antibodies, cell therapy and gene therapy.

Corresponding member of the Royal National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Melero has received the great award Bial of Medicine (Portugal 2004), the award Conde de Cartagena of the Royal Academy of Medicine (2006), the award Durántez of the LAIR Foundation (2011) and the award Francisco Cobos Foundation to the scientific trajectory (2020). Likewise, for the third consecutive year he is among the most cited scientists in the world, according to 'Highly Cited Researcher 2020, 2021 and 2022', a list compiled by Clarivate Plc. following the Web of Science citation index.

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