Dr. Ballabio is the founding director of the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples, Italy. He is also Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Visiting Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and co-founder of CASMA Therapeutics. Previously, he served in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he was Associate Professor and Co-director of the Human Genome Center. Earlier, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics in Naples and at Guy’s hospital in London UK. He has authored over 350 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ballabio obtained his MD degree and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Naples, Italy.