Luigi Boccuto | Personalized Medicine: A New Approach
Luigi Boccuto is originally from Catanzaro, Italy, but has been living in Greenwood, SC for over 10 years. He received his medical degree and post-doc degree in medical genetics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome. During his school and training years, he has worked on hereditary cancer, overgrowth syndromes and intellectual disability (ID) syndromes.
He is currently working as Research Scientist at the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center. His main projects are focused on the study of the genetic causes of autism, ID, and conditions with segmental or generalized overgrowth. Most of my work is focused on characterizing the metabolic profiles of cells from patients with genetic conditions, to detect molecular biomarkers for early screening or diagnosis, discover pathogenic mechanisms underlying such disorders, and identify novel targets for treatment approaches.
He has always wanted to work in genetics and loves his job: particularly the idea that what he does will help numerous children, in the present and even more in the future. In his free time, he likes to play sports, particularly soccer, and to read. His other passions are photography and traveling.