Work and interests
Dr Carbone was a visiting scientist at the Unit, studying the genetic basis of primary biliary cirrhosis, until Autumn 2015. He is a hepatology clinician and PhD Fellow, who qualified as an MD from the University of Rome, Italy and trained in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University Hospital of Tor Vergata in Rome.
Background and experience
He joined the Academic Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Cambridge in 2011 where he developed an interest in genetic epidemiology of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). He is part of the UK PBC Consortium and is currently working with Dr. Richard Sandford, Dr. George Mells and Prof Heather Cordell, and collaborating with the Aetiology of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, in a international project aiming to identify common genetic variants associated with liver disease progression in PBC.