- Senior Investigator, Hepatic Pathogenesis Section
Dr. Farci earned her M.D. at the University of Cagliari Medical School, Italy, and then became a board-certified specialist in infectious diseases and gastroenterology at the same university. She was trained at the department of gastroenterology of the Molinette Hospital in Torino under Dr. Mario Rizzetto and at the department of medicine of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London under Professor Sheila Sherlock. In 1989, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Robert H. Purcell at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID) as a visiting scientist. In 1992, she became associate professor of medicine and, in 2000, full professor of medicine and director of the liver unit and of the postgraduate school of gastroenterology at the University of Cagliari. In 2007, she returned to LID, where in 2010 she became chief of the Hepatic Pathogenesis Section.
- (2020). Distinct disease features in chimpanzees infected with a precore HBV mutant associated with acute liver failure in humans. PLoS Pathogens. 16(8),
- (2020). Next-generation sequencing of the intrahepatic antibody repertoire delineates a unique B-cell response in HBV-associated acute liver failure. JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS. 27(8), 847-851.
- (2018). Analysis of Genomes and Transcriptomes of Hepatocellular Carcinomas Identifies Mutations and Gene Expression Changes in the Transforming Growth Factor-beta Pathway. GASTROENTEROLOGY. 154(1), 195-210.
- (2018). Molecular Signature and Mechanisms of Hepatitis D Virus-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma. MOLECULAR CANCER RESEARCH. 16(9), 1406-1419.