Andrea Bonetto, PhD
Dr. Bonetto completed his MSc in Industrial Biotechnology and his PhD in Experimental Pathology at University of Torino, Italy. During his postdoctoral training at University of Miami and Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Bonetto worked on unraveling the mechanisms of muscle wasting in the occurrence of cancer (i.e., cachexia), with particular focus on the role of the IL-6/STAT3 signaling pathway. After joining Indiana University, Dr. Bonetto contributed to develop new models for the study of ovarian and colorectal cancer cachexia. As an Assistant Professor, his main research interest was focused on understanding the effects of chemotherapy in muscle and bone, as well as on the whole-body energy metabolism. Currently, Dr. Bonetto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Indiana University. He is the co-leader of the Mechanobiology and Muscle-Bone Crosstalk Research Team at the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health and serves as associate editor in the Journal of Cachexia Sarcopenia and Muscle, as well as in Current Osteoporosis Reports. At present, his research is primarily focused on the multiorgan and multisystemic complications of cancer and its treatments. Since 2006, Dr. Bonetto has authored over 55 publications and more than 100 communications/presentations to national and international meetings. His laboratory is funded by grants from American Cancer Society and NIH/NIAMS.