Daniela Sia is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Her current research focuses on generating a deep knowledge of the molecular mechanisms driving biliary tract cancers with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets.

Daniela was born in Catanzaro (Italy) in 1981. She received her Ph.D. from the University of the Studies of Milan in December 2008. She then joined Prof. Josep M Llovet´s lab for her postdoctoral studies, first at the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona, Spain), and then at ISMMS (NY, USA). She was promoted to Assistant Professor (Research track) in October 2015 and to the investigator track in October 2019. During her years of training, she has acquired considerable genomic experience in the analysis of large human datasets and extensive molecular knowledge of the most common primary liver cancers.

Education and training
PhD in Biotechnology. University of Milan, Italy  2005-2008
Master degree in Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (summa cum laude) University of Milan, Italy 2003-2005
Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (109/110)  University of Milan, Italy 2000-2003

Honors, awards and fellowships
2019 – 2021 PhD Scientist Innovative Research Award, Dept. of Medicine, ISMMS
2019 – 2020 Dr. Franklin M. Klion Young Scientist Research Award, ISMMS
2018 – 2020 Gilead Science Research Scholar in Liver Disease, The Americas
2015 – 2016 Andrea Marie Fuquay Memorial Research Fellowship Award, The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
2015 – 2016 T32 Training Program in Investigative Gastroenterology,  5T32DK007792
2015 AASLD Professor Margit Hamosh Memorial Travel Award
2014 – 2015 ILCA-Bayer Fellowship
2014 Young Investigators’ full bursary, The International Liver Congress (EASL)
2013 ILCA Junior Investigator Award for the best oral presentation
2013 ILCA Molecular Classification Award
2011 Best oral presentation award, Spanish Association for the study of the liver (AEEH)