Victor P. Francone
Associate Professor of Medical Sciences
Dr. Francone is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences in the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine. He is among the founding faculty of the Netter SOM, joining in 2012 and teaches in the Foundation of Medicine and SRCC courses. He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at The Commonwealth Medical College now named Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Francone earned a B.S. in Biology, University of Barcelona in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Pathology, University of Barcelona at Hospital Clinic School of Medicine in 2002. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2003-2009. Dr. Francone has been member of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee since its inception.
Dr. Francone’s research is focused on the regulatory mechanisms of RNA binding proteins in neural cells, their subcellular localization, and their roles in cellular homeostasis and physiological regulation. His research models have been focused on oligodendrocytic myelination, and on the regulation of corticotrope cells of the pituitary gland.