Prof. Gianluigi Zaza graduated in medicine from the University of Bari in 2000. He did his clinical training in Nephrology at the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, University of Bari (2000-2005). From 2002 to 2005 he was post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN, USA. In 2010 he held a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology and Medicine Therapy from University of Bari. He was staff physician from 2006 to 2010 at the Transplantation Regional Center/AIRT Interregional Transplant Center (University-Hospital of Bari, Italy). From 1st November 2011 to 30 September 2017 he was Assistant Professor and since October 2017 he serves as Associate Professor at the Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy. The scientific activity of Prof. Zaza resulted in several publications in national and international journals (more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals). Moreover, he obtained many national and international awards/honors. Prof. Zaza continues his clinical activities as MD primarily involved in post-renal transplant clinical maintenance follow-up. Additionally, his research interests include pharmacogenomics, transcriptomics and translational medicine (focused mainly on biomarker discovery).