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About WSC

We are the ISSNAF network in the West South Central (WSC) area of the United States which includes Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.


We aim to create a network of scientists, scholars, and professionals in different disciplines, including Engineering, Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences and Math, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our goal is to foster collaboration opportunities between members, promote educational talks, and facilitate career development and mentoring while celebrating Italian scientists, scholars, and professionals working in North America.

The WSC Chapter, founded in 2022, currently has about 80 members working as researchers, scholars, educators, and managers both in academia and in the industry across the WSCarea, at all career levels and in all disciplines.

Executive Committee



Assistant Professor in Geosensing System Engineering at the University of Houston, Texas. His research is funded by NASA, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and focuses on the synergistic use of remote sensing data exploitation and innovative approaches in Earth and Cryosphere Science and Natural/Anthropogenic Hazard Response.


Board-certified radiation oncologist and pharmaceutical leader with over 14 years of experience in oncology both clinical and in the industry.
In the pharmaceutical industry, he supported drug development, investigator-initiated trials, implementation and execution of medical strategies, and HCPs engagement. Currently, he leads the RMD team, developing Radioligand therapy at Novartis.


Biomedical Scientist with a Ph.D. in Translational and Molecular Medicine, specializing in oncology and hematological cancers. With over a decade of experience in academia and clinical-stage research, she has advanced cancer treatment through novel therapeutic approaches. Currently, as the Associate Director of Operations at March Biosciences, she manages clinical projects, fosters key stakeholder relationships, and drives innovation in CAR-T cell therapy. She facilitates collaboration between industry and clinicians with the mission of improving patient care.



Assistant Professor in the GU Medical Oncology Department, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. She uses tissue engineering, intravital multiphoton microscopy, and computational oncology to understand the mechanisms that support the progression of bone metastases and their response to therapy. Holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano.


Assistant Research Professor with the Center for Computational Surgery at Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas. He works on developing computational models to advance the knowledge of complex physiological systems and test therapies and treatments digitally. He holds a Ph.D. in applied math from the University of La Rochelle, France.


Neuroscientist with a Ph.D. focused on brain circuitries underlying memory and learning. With a decade of experience in academia, she researched brain dysfunctions and gut-brain communication in autism spectrum disorder, addiction and other psychiatric conditions. She now works at AbbVie, supporting psychiatric drug development, bridging industry-clinician communication, providing medical education, and identifying clinical needs.

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