Andrea Grignolio

Andrea Grignolio portrait

Unità e Museo di Storia della Medicina, Università degli Studi di Roma «La Sapienza»

Andrea Grignolio, Ph.D. in history of science, focuses his research on the history of biomedical disciplines in twentieth-century western society, with special regard to immunology and molecular biology. In 2004 he studied at the Centre Cavaillès of École Normale Supérieure in Paris, in 2006-2007 was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University, and in 2009 was a visiting scholar at the Office for History of Science and Technology, UC Berkeley. He is the author of papers in international journals and editor of two volumes: Immunology Today. Three Historical Perspectives under Three Theoretical Horizons (Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2010), and Giuseppe Levi, maestro di Nobel, di scienza e di impegno civile (in press). He has been currently teaching History of Medicine at University of Rome «La Sapienza» and working at Elena Cattaneo’s Senate Office. Popularization of science remains one of his favorite side subjects which he cultivates by collaborating with the Third Programme (Radio3) of the national radio network broadcast as well as writing scientific plays (The longing to understand. The history of Barbara McClintock; readapted after Jane Cox; and Le Parole di Rita Levi Montalcini, co-authored with Valeria Patera).