Luca Marelli is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Research Group on Biomedical Humanities at the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), European Institute of Oncology and University of Milan. He is completing a dissertation based on a comparative research project charting the co-productive relationship between scientific and governance innovation in three leading induced Pluripotent Stem Cell research platforms in the United States and the European Union: the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and the European Bank for induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC).In parallel, his research interests revolve around the imaginaries and the politics of clinical translation, and its implications for biomedicine and society. On this topic, as part of an ongoing collaborative project originating while at the STS Program, he has co-organized a workshop at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva (May 2015). He was a visiting research fellow with the STS Program for the 2013–2014 academic year.
Luca has studied philosophy at the University of Milan, where he obtained a B.A. and an M.A., and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. While at graduate school at SEMM, he has received training in molecular biology through laboratory internships at the European Institute of Oncology. In 2012 he held a visiting teaching appointment in Hermeneutics and Post-Modern Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy at Saengtham College Thailand.