Dr. Renato Iozzo appointed as Editor-In-Chief of Matrix Biology

Renato V. Iozzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Renato Iozzo, M.D., Ph.D.,  a Professor of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, has recently been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Matrix Biology beginning January 2013.

This flagship journal is published by Elsevier and is affiliated with both the International Society for Matrix Biology and the American Society for Matrix Biology. Dr. Iozzo served as president of both societies between 2007 and 2010.  Dr. Iozzo’s  efforts follow those of Dr. Bjorn Olsen from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Iozzo is als  a long-standing member of the graduate program in Cellular and Developmental Biology.  He is also Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a member of Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center since its foundation.

His research interest is focused on the biology of proteoglycans and their roles in cancer and angiogenesis. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles, numerous reviews and edited two books on proteoglycans. His work is one of the most cited in the Proteoglycan and Matrix Biology fields, with over 18,000 citations and an h-index of 76