Mauro Ferrari

President, ERC - European Research Council - (as of 1 January 2020)

Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., has been appointed President of the European Research Council (ERC), starting from 1 January 2020. Previously he was President and CEO of Houston Methodist Research Institute (USA), where he directed more than 2,300 employees and credentialed clinicians engaged in basic science and over 1,000 clinical research protocols in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, and many others domains of medicine. He also served as Executive Vice President of the Houston Methodist Hospital System, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top twenty hospitals in the USA. Concurrently, Mauro Ferrari serves as Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School in Manhattan, New York. His laboratory develops new drugs for cancer. He is recognized as the pioneer of nanomedicine and transport oncophysics. He has published over 500 scientific articles and 7 books, and is the inventor of over 50 patents issued in the USA and worldwide. He has won numerous scientific awards and recognitions. Born in Italy, Mauro Ferrari holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Padua, a Master and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended medical school at The Ohio State University. He received his executive leadership education at the Harvard Business School, and the CEO Academy of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.