Silvia Giugliano

Assistant Professor

Food and dietetic sciences
Assistant Professor

Academic background

Researcher and Nutritionist, enrolled in the Register of Biologists, section A. She graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Roma Tre, and then embarked on the research sector by carrying out a PhD in Immunology at the University of Duisburg- Essen, Germany. Following this experience, she then decided to deal with an even more complex and stimulating reality by starting a university career in Denver Colorado, USA. Finally, to convey the wealth of knowledge and experience gathered over the years in her native country, in 2016 she moved to Milan and now works at the Mucosal Immunology and Microbiota Unit at Humanitas University. During this last period, in addition to successfully carrying out research in the immunological, microbiological and metabolic fields, she attended the II Degree Master in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics at the Bicocca University of Milan. At the moment she is PI of a project funded by the PNRR, focused on the identification of multiomic biomarkers for the early prediction of preeclampsia. Furthermore, she is the coordinator of many clinical studies aimed at the characterization of couple infertility and irritable bowel syndrome.


  • 1998-2006 Master Degree in Biological Sciences, 110/110, University of Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
  • 2007-2011 PhD in Immunology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • 2017-2019 II Degree Master in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Academic honors, awards and prices

  • PNRR – Missione 4 “Istruzione e Ricerca” – Componente 2 “Dalla Ricerca all’Impresa” – Investimento 1.2 “Finanziamento di progetti presentati da giovani ricercatori”, Giugliano Silvia (PI) 20/12/2022-19/12/2025: PREcision MEdicin in Pregnancy: development of a novel Multiomic approach for early prediction of preeclampsia via artificial intelligence tools.
  • FERRING COVID-19 Investigational Grant in Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health 2020 RMHH 2020, Giugliano Silvia (PI) 15/11/2020-15/11/2021: Effect of Cryopreservation on SARS-CoV2 Semen Samples: Influence of Two Different Cryopreservation Procedures Evaluated after Thawing.
  • Marie Curie Individual Fellowship 2017, Horizon2020, Giugliano Silvia (PI) 07/16/19-07/15/21 Role of the Maternal Gut Microbiota in Immune Activation at the Maternal-Foetal Interface: Impact on Preeclampsia and Offspring’s Immune Development.
  • 2017 Fondazione Umberto Veronesi Postdoctoral Fellowship (FUV), Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Giugliano Silvia (PI) 12/01/17-01/30/18: The Role of Maternal Microbiota and Microchimerism in Immune Fitness of the New-born.
  • AGA Research Scholar Award 2016 (AGA), Giugliano Silvia (PI) 07/01/16-06/30/19 Defining Novel Roles of LSECs in the liver microenvironment.
  • M-14-41, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), Giugliano Silvia (PI) 04/17/15- 04/16/16: Human Trophoblasts: Active Immunological Barrier that Prevents Transmission of Hepatitis C virus at the Maternal-Fetal interface.

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.