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Andres, HMS visiting professor, dies at 78

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Giuseppe Andres, visiting professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, died in Marina Di Pietrasanta, Italy, on July 28. He was 78.

A pioneer in kidney research, Andres received his M.D. at the University of Pisa in 1949 and his Ph.D. in internal medicine at the University of Rome in 1963. After serving as assistant professor at the University of Rome, Andres came to the United States to become professor of microbiology, pathology, and medicine at the State University of New York, Buffalo, from 1970 to 1990. He was subsequently given the title of Distinguished Professor.

From 1990 to 1999, Andres worked as immunopathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and visiting professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. He was also clinical professor of pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Throughout his career, Andres defined the role of the immune system in certain kidney disease, such as glomerular nephritis. He also studied rejection in kidney transplants. He served on the editorial boards of 12 journals and was a member of 15 professional societies. He published more than 200 works in scientific journals and authored or co-authored seven books on immunopathology.