Co-founders and Directors
Co-Founder and Director
Robert Fruscio is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Gynecological Unit of San Gerardo Hospital. Before MD graduation and during the residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology he conducted an intense preclinical research activity at Mario Negri Institute (Milan) and at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Gynecologic Oncology. His research interests are focused on molecular biology of ovarian cancer, and on prevention and treatment of gynecological malignancies. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and 2 book chapters
Co-Founder and Director
Giacomo Bellani is Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Intensive Care Unit of San Gerardo Hospital. At the same institution, after MD graduation, he completed the postgraduate training program in Anesthesia and Critical Care. Clinical and preclinical research has always been complementary to his clinical activities. Research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, MA between 2003 and 2005. In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Biomedical technology. His research interests are largely focused on monitoring of ARDS and mechanical ventilation. He has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and about 10 book chapters. One of the few Italians not caring for soccer, he loves baseball and has been a Red Sox fan since 2003.
Experienced entrepreneur since 2000, Veronica Mariani has founded and managed her own company in the internet industry. With a team of more than 40 people she has successfully created great web sites, still constantly growing and gaining profitable economic results. In 2017 she succeeded in selling 3 business units within her company and from that moment on she has started to give support to new companies as an Advisor. She is passionate about helping startups in their growth and in supporting entrepreneurs in defining the strategic vision and managing the company in its early stages. As Business Angel, she invested in some companies mainly in the Digital Industry, where she covers different roles. She is always looking for new, interesting investment opportunities to feed her passion for creating successful businesses. Her strong organisational skills and problem solving ability have become well known, certainly mastered thanks to the training as a mother of four children!
Giulio Zuanetti is a STM Publishing veteran, having worked in several global publishing companies including Adis WoltersKluwer Health and Springer HealthCare. More recently, he served as CEO of Wichtig Publishing, whose journal portfolio has been acquired by Sage Publishing in January 2018. He led the launch of new titles in the Point of Care and Health Technology Assessment areas and has been an author, reviewer and editor in chief of several medical journals. The challenges of finding appropriate peer reviewers for manuscripts submitted to his journals are very familiar to him, hence his interest in ReviewerCredits.
Lucia Steele has over 20 years’ experience in STM publishing. Whilst being a member of ICMJE and managing the peer review process for several top tier journals, she was acting as editorial office for the European Journal of Ophthalmology. She has been instrumental in the development of some of the key features in Editorial Manager, one of the leading manuscript submission systems. She is focused on reviewing and strengthening policies and procedures, evaluating and deploying alternative solutions to improve efficiencies, liaising to journal editors, publishers and partners. Her long experience in scientific publishing makes her very attentive to editors’ and publishers’ needs, offering viable solutions to successfully integrate with ReviewerCredits.