Cell Stress and Chaperones

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 295–296 | Cite as

A stress-free and grateful farewell

  • Daniel R. Ciocca
Letter to the Editor

As I approach retirement from my scientific career at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), I write this letter to express my gratitude to my colleagues in the Cell Stress Society International (CSSI). Over many years of scientific activity, several of these colleagues have become my dear friends. My first contact with the Society was through Dr. Robert M. Tanguay. At that period of my career, I usually presented my work at cancer congresses attended by thousands of colleagues. I was presenting a poster about HSP27 in cancer at one of these large congresses when Robert approached me and suggested I join the CSSI, a small society that offered more opportunities for personal interactions and collaborations. After I became a CSSI member, I saw the truth of what Robert had told me; today I can say that the CSSI changed my scientific life. I learned to attend smaller meetings where colleagues were really interested in my work and I in theirs. Soon, the possibility arose for...

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Supplementary Figure 2 Daniel Ciocca (right) along with Patrick Arrigo (middle) from Lyon, France and Martin Feder (left) from Chicago during the banquet at the Second International Workshop. (JPEG 406 kb).
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Supplementary Figure 3 Daniel Ciocca was recognized as co-author of the most cited paper. Awards were presented by CSSI President Antonio De Maio. (JPEG 1185 kb).
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Supplementary Figure 4 Daniel Ciocca was among the first group of CSSI Senior Fellows recognized during the Seventh International Congress on Stress Response in Biology and Medicine: Stress and Health, held in Huangshan City, China, in September of 2015. L to R: Antonio De Maio, Lawrence Hightower, Lingjia Qian, Robert M. Tanguay, Gabriella Santoro, Daniel Ciocca and Tangchun Wu. (JPEG 903 kb).


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© Cell Stress Society International 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oncology Laboratory, CONICET, CCTInstitute of Experimental Medicine and BiologyMendozaArgentina

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