Giordano Cittolin Santos, MD PhD

Medical Oncology Fellow

My name is Giordano (Giordano Fabricio Cittolin Santos). I was born and raised in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. I did my MD-PhD at UFRGS in Brazil and part as a visiting student at UCSF (University of California, San Francisco). My PhD on Biochemistry was focused on studying the neuroprotective effects of guanine-derived purines and their neuromodulatory effects on the glutamatergic system in hepatic encephalopathy animal models. At UCSF, I also studied brain oxidative stress and thiol repletion therapy in in vivo and ex vivo animal models of Parkinson’s disease and the use of a PARP-1 inhibitor in an animal model of traumatic brain injury. I started my Hematology & Oncology fellowship training in July 2021, and I have an especial interested for solid tumors. I am interested in learning more about genomics, immunotherapy, and tumor response to therapy. In my free time I like to read, rock climb, play videogames, and (try to) build things on my 3D printer.