Michele De Luca is Full Professor of Biochemistry, Director of Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, Director of Interdepartmental Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy and Scientific Director of Holostem Terapie Avanzate S.r.l., Modena, Italy. He graduated M.D. in 1980 and obtained a Specialty in Endocrinology in 1984. Michele De Luca is internationally recognized as a leading scientist in stratified epithelial stem cell biology aimed at clinical application in regenerative medicine. He played a pivotal role in the development of epithelial stem cell-mediated cell therapy and gene therapy.