Department of Pathology, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
Research interests: Pathology
Mirella Marino as referral Pathologist for Haematopathology and for Thymic Epithelial Tumors (TET) was involved in diagnostics and research at the IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy in the last 20 years (2001-2021). Moreover, she was involved in diagnostic surgical pathology of every organ/system. She also served as Quality assurance, Clinical Risk and Biobank Quality responsible at the Pathology Department of IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute.
After her medical doctoral degree in Rome, University “La Sapienza”, she completed the residency in Pathology and later in Haematology at the Catholic University of Rome. She was Pathology Assistant, first at the S. Giacomo Hospital in Rome, then at the IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy. She was trained in Haematopathology/Thymic Pathology during several short stages at the Kiel Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Pathology Institute, leaded by Prof Dr K Lennert, and at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany, at the Pathology Institute leaded by Prof. Dr HK Müller Hermelink. In 1983 she was fellow of the Deutsches Akademisches Austauschdienst (DAAD) for a research project on Thymic Epithelial Tumors (TET). In 1990-1993 she was Professor by contract of Histology and Embriology at the “La Sapienza “Medical School, University of Rome.
She has been leading the research activity in TET for the last 20 years at the IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute and contributed to TET international research projects (among these, to the Cancer Genome Atlas of Thymoma –TCGA) and to WHO TET classification in 2004, 2015, 2021. As “HCP Domain representative” of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute for the “Rare thoracic tumors” (G8) network in EURACAN, she contributed to the European Reference Network (ERN). In 2018 she was awarded with the National Scientific Qualification (II level Professor) in Anatomical Pathology. She is presently consultant for Scientific activity at the IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in the Pathology Department.
M. Marino holds the membership and Committees contribution in International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG), International Association of Study for Lung Cancer (IASLC), European Society of Pathology (ESP)(in Mediastinal and Thymus Working Group (WG), Haematopathology WG, History of Pathology WG); Italian Society of Pathological Anatomy (SIAPEC); she is Member of the IASLC Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee, Thymic Domain (SPFC-TD) and Lung Cancer Domain. In ITMIG she is co-chair of the Education Committee. M. Marino serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief of “Mediastinum” (Ame Publishing Company), and on the editorial board of Case Reports in Pathology and of BioMed Research International (Hindawi).
Editorial Board Member of JCPR
Terms of Appointment: Apr 2021 - Mar 2023
Updated on June 9, 2021