Giovanni Colombo

Visiting Student

Past Members


(2016) BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Palermo, Italy. Final traineeship report focused on "the study of genetic alterations in Anderson-Fabry disease” (Supervisor: Prof. G. Duro). (2019) MSc (Double Degree programme) in molecular and health biology at the University of Palermo, and MSc in molecular, cell biology and genetics obtained at the University of A Coruña, Spain . During his studies he worked at National Research Council of Palermo in the field of genetics (studying genetic mutations in lysosomal storage diseases), and at Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña (INIBIC) in the oncobiology field (studying the mechanisms involved in EMT in cancer progression).

Research Interests

Epigenetics and stem cell research

Selected Publications

Díaz-Díaz A, Roca-Lema D, Casas-Pais A, Romay G, Colombo G, Concha Á, Graña B, Figueroa A. Heat Shock Protein 90 Chaperone Regulates the E3 Ubiquitin-Ligase Hakai Protein Stability. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 15;12(1):215.

doi: 10.3390/cancers12010215 


  • BSc, Biological Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy (2016)
  • Double MSc, Molecular and Health Biology, University of Palermo - Molecular, Cell Biology and Genetics, University of A Coruña, Spain (2019)

KAUST Affiliations

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (KEEP)