Dr. Strati received his MD from the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, Italy, where he also completed a residency, before an initial fellowship in leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His initial studies focused on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Further studies took him through a fellowship at Queen Mary University in London and a residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, before returning to MD Anderson for a clinical fellowship in hematology-oncology, and where he recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor. “Thanks to my current mentor, Dr. Sattva Neelapu, a world expert in the field of lymphoma microenvironment, I am now working on applying the expertise I developed in CLL/SLL to the treatment of more aggressive B-cell lymphoma,” Dr. Strati notes. He adds that Dr. Neelapu has been an immense source of inspiration. “I can relate to his experience, as an international medical graduate who immigrated to the U.S. and restarted from the bottom, driven by passion and commitment, to achieve his goal – to help patients with lymphoma.