LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine



Dr. Lucio Miele completed his medical training in Italy and his graduate training at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. He then completed a fellowship in Human Genetics at the NIH (NICHD). In 1994, he moved to FDA/CBER as a senior investigator in the Division of Monoclonal Antibodies and member of the Division of Clinical Trials Design and Analysis. He was eventually promoted Acting Chief, Laboratory of. In 1998, he moved to Loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, where he discovered the anti-apoptotic activity of Notch1 in leukemia cells. In 2001, Dr. Miele moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago, as Program Director in the Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences. In 2005, he returned to Loyola, as a Full Professor, Breast Cancer Program Director and eventually, Associate Cancer Center Director for Translational Sciences. In 2009, Dr. Miele was named Director of the UMMC Cancer Institute and Ergon Professor of Medicine. He held that post until his move to LSUHSC. Dr. Miele’s work is devoted to: 1) studies of cancer stem cell-regulatory genes such as Notch, and identification of genetic circuitry mediating Notch signals in human tumors; 2) Correlation between GWAS data and transcriptome for cancer-associated genes; 3) Mechanism-based early clinical trials using genomic biomarkers as correlative endpoints and/or stratification variables