Mattia Pantalone

Clinical assistant

Our aim is to translate basic research findings into novel therapeutic strategies against brain tumors.

About me

I am an Italian medical doctor currently pursuing doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet. My main supervisor is Professor Cecilia Söderberg-Naucler and my co-supervisor are Professor Jiri Bartek, Associate Professor Afsar Rahbar and Dr Giuseppe Stragliotto.

My main research and clinical interests include neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and virology.

I enjoy playing beach volleyball and tennis in my free time.

Research description

My research focuses on the definition on the role of Cytomegalovirus in human malignancies and specifically in brain tumors. 

I am particularly interesting in the validation of antiviral therapy in patients with Glioblastoma and in the understanding of the role of this virus as cancer promoting agent.


MD - Faculty of Medicine and Surgery - Universitá degli Studi G. d´Annunzio, Chieti (Italy); July 2018

PhD - Department of Medicine, Solna - Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden); ongoing

Leg Läkare - Sweden

Qualified doctor - Italy

Academic honours, awards and prizes

CSTP - Winner of the Clinical Scientist Training Program scholarship at Karolinska Instituet

Top graduated of academic year 2017/2018 at Universitá degli Studi G. d´Annunzio, Chieti (Italy)