Antonio Giordano is Professor of r Biology at Temple University in Philadelphia where he is also Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine. He is also ‘Chiara Fama’ Professor of Pathology at the University of Siena, Italy. His research interest includes both molecular and translational mainly focused on cell cycle deregulation in cancer. Dr Giordano identified a tumor suppressor gene, Rb2/p130, that has been found to be active in lung, endometrial, brain, breast, liver and ovarian cancers and also discovered Cyclin A/p60, Cdk9, and Cdk10. Cdk9 is known to play critical roles in HIV transcriptions, inception of tumors, and cell differentiation, They also play a part in muscle differentiation and have been linked to various genetic muscular disorders. He has published over 600 articles and received over 40 awards for his contributions to medical research.