Giulia Morsica



Dr. Giulia Morsica is a senior medical researcher at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Turro, headed by Professor Antonella Castagna.

After graduating in 1987 from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Padua, in 1993 she specialized in internal diseases at the University of Milan. She also interns abroad and conducts research in the field of viral hepatitis and liver cancer at Inserm U75 and U370, Necker, Paris, France, and in Italy at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in Trieste.

From a clinical point of view, Dr. Morsica operates in a hepatological clinic and an outpatient clinic for transient liver elastography (fibroscan) for non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis.

As a researcher, the doctor works in the Department of Immunology, Transplantation, Infectious Diseases, where he conducts research activities aimed at studying hepatitis viruses: molecular epidemiology, viral reservoirs and mechanisms of resistance to therapy with new antiviral drugs directed against hepatitis B and C viruses.

She is the author and co-author of more than 75 scientific articles published in international journals and book chapters. Her Hirsch index is 19. Constantly participates in international industry congresses and conferences.

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Latest publications

A Prospective Italian Study on Baseline NS3 and NS5A Resistance to Direct-Acting Antivirals in a Real-World Setting of HIV-1/HCV Coinfected Patients and Association with Treatment Outcome
Viruses. 2020 28;12:269.
Bagaglio S, Hasson H, Peano L, Vercesi R, Messina E, Galli A, Foppa CU, Morsica G.
Outcome of Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infection in HIV-1-Infected Patients: Possible Factors Associated With Resolution or Chronicity
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019;82:175-180.
Morsica G, Galli L, Bossolasco S, Bagaglio S, Vercesi R, Salpietro S, Hasson H, Messina E, Castagna A, Uberti-Foppa C.
Resistance Mechanisms in Hepatitis C Virus: implications for Direct-Acting Antiviral Use
Drugs. 2017 l;77:1043-1055.
Bagaglio S, Uberti-Foppa C, Morsica G.
Occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV/HCV co-infected patients treated with direct-acting antivirals
J Hepatol. 2017;67:415-417.
Hasson H, Merli M, Messina E, Bhoori S, Salpietro S, Morsica G, Regalia E, Bagaglio S, Lazzarin A, Uberti-Foppa C, Mazzaferro V.
Dynamic of Mixed HCV Infection in Plasma and PBMC of HIV/HCV Patients Under Treatment with Peg-IFN/Ribavirin
Medicine (Baltimore). 2015;94:e1876. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001876.
Bagaglio S, Uberti-Foppa C, Di Serio C, Trentini F, Andolina A, Hasson H, Messina E, Merli M, Porrino L, Lazzarin A, Morsica G.
Non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers - APRI and Forns - are associated with liver stiffness in HIVmonoinfected patients receiving antiretroviral drugs
Liver Int. 2013;33:1113-20.
Hasson H, Merli M, Galli L, Gallotta G, Carbone A, Messina E, Bagaglio S, Morsica G, Salpietro S, Castagna A, Lazzarin A, Uberti-Foppa C.
A novel stop codon mutation within the hepatitis B surface gene is detected in the liver but not in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of HIV-infected individuals with occult HBV infection
J Viral Hepat. 2013;20:42-9.
Cassini R, De Mitri MS, Gibellini D, Urbinati L, Bagaglio S, Morsica G, Domenicali M, Verucchi G, Bernardi M.
Viral interference between hepatitis B, C, and D viruses in dual and triple infections in HIV-positive patients
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Aug 15;51:574-81.
Morsica G, Bagaglio S, Cicconi P, Capobianchi MR, Pellizzer G, Caramello P, Orani A, Moioli C, Rizzardini G, Uberti-Foppa C, Puoti M, Monforte AD; Hepa I.C.o.N.A the Icona Foundation Study Groups.
Evolution of hepatitis C virus non-structural 5A gene in the progression of liver disease to hepatocellular carcinoma
Liver Int. 2007;27:1126-33.
De Mitri MS, Cassini R, Bagaglio S, Morsica G, Andreone P, Marino N, Bernardi M.
Replication of hepatitis C virus in B lymphocytes (CD19+)
Mukenge S. Blood. 1999;94:1138-9.
Morsica G, Tambussi G, Sitia G, Novati R, Lazzarin A, Lopalco L,
Virological patterns of hepatitis C virus in chronic hepatitis C with biochemical sustained response to interferon therapy
Hepatology. 1996;23:1287-9.
De Mitri MS, Iervese T, Pisi E, Morsica G, Lazzarin A.
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