Congratulations to Renato V. Iozzo, M.D., a Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, for receiving an honorary degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Iozzo received this award in November 2011 in recognition for his contributions to the field of Matrix Biology, Cancer and Angiogenesis.
His research focuses on the biology of proteoglycans and their roles in cancer and angiogenesis, and has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles, numerous reviews and edited two books on proteoglycans.
After receiving an M.D. degree summa cum laude from the University of Florence, Italy, Dr. Iozzo moved to the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, where he completed a five-year Residency/Fellowship. Following a six-year faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, he was promoted to Associate Professor and then moved the same year to Thomas Jefferson University as Full Professor with tenure.
Founded in 1769 by Maria Theresa the Empress of Austria-Hungary, Semmelweis University is one of the oldest universities and medical schools in Europe.