Dr. SanGiovanni was a respected member of our BIO5 community, contributing significantly to our research and academic endeavors. Serving as an associate professor in the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness within the College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, he joined the University of Arizona in Fall 2019.
His passion for his work was evident to all who knew him, as he dedicated his career to the development of food- and nutrient-based therapies for diseases with neurodegenerative and angiogenic features.
Within his laboratory in Biosciences Laboratory Research Building, Dr. SanGiovanni and his team employed integrative omics, physiological human imaging, and human iPSC-based microphysiological systems to advance our understanding of nutrient-responsive sensing and signaling processes. His goal was to apply this knowledge in the development of effective personalized interventions, and his work has left an indelible mark on the field.
During this difficult time, we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. SanGiovanni's family, friends, and colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the scientific community, and he will be dearly missed.