Donata Vercelli, MD

Dr. Vercelli received her MD degree from the University of Florence in 1978 and trained in immunology at Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics from 1991 to 1994. After four years as Director of the Molecular Immunoregulation Unit at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, in 1999 she moved to the University of Arizona where she currently is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, the Associate Director of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and the Director of the Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases (ABCD). She is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and from 2005 to 2012 was the Associate Editor for Genetics of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In 2022, she was named Regents Professor at the University of Arizona. Her research relies on both human and animal models and is supported by the NIH and industry.

Job Title(s): 
Regents Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases
Associate Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Genetics GIDP
(520) 626-6387
Office Room Number: 
BIO5 339
Research Interests: 

Genetic, epigenetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases.

Honors and Awards: 
2017 Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, Clinical Research Forum
2017 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award, Clinical Research Forum