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Emanuele Cocucci, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology
(614) 366-4412

Professional Interests

Dr. Cocucci studies basic mechanisms of membrane trafficking and is interested in how these processes deviate during cancer development when compared to normal cells. His research adopts multiple techniques, including traditional biochemistry, cell biology, and high resolution fluorescent live cell microscopy. Dr. Cocucci’s goal is to define novel targets for cancer therapy and to improve drug delivery, studying the internalization pathways and the mechanisms of endosomal escape adopted by artificial and biological nanovectors.


  • 2008, PhD - Molecular Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
  • 2004, Board in Pharmacology - Clinical Pharmacology, Universita degli Studi di Milano
  • 2000, MD - Medicine and Surgery, Universita degli Studi di Milano


  • Advanced Imaging Center (AIC), 2017
  • GlaxoSmithKline and Immune Disease Institute Fellowship, 2008 - 2010
  • FEBS Short Term Fellowship, 2006
  • Marie Curie Fellowship, 2002 - 2003