Dr Luca Lotta MD PhD PhD


  • Clinical Career Development Fellow, MRC Epidemiology Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Honorary Clinician , Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Luca A Lotta is a Clinical Career Development Fellow at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, and an Honorary Clinician at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Luca graduated in Medicine summa cum laude from the University of Milan (Milan, Italy), where he also obtained a PhD in Methodology of Clinical Research with work on the genetics of common thrombotic disorders. In the frame of his PhD coursework, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, USA), where he applied targeted second-generation DNA-sequencing in early-onset cardiovascular diseases. He later obtained a second PhD from the University of Leiden (Leiden, the Netherlands) with a thesis on the pathophysiology of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. In 2013, he moved to the MRC Epidemiology Unit in order to take on the discovery of biomarkers and causal mechanisms for the metabolic consequences of obesity in the frame of the EU-funded EMIF-Metabolic project, for which he serves in the Executive Committee.

Luca is author of several peer-reviewed scientific publications and a recipient of national and international awards, including the Bayer Hemophilia Award and the Raffaello De Biasi Award from the Italian Association of Haemophilia Centres.