Dr. Valeria Gigante is Team Lead at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) in the AMR Division, where she coordinates research and priority-setting. Before joining WHO in 2017, Dr. Gigante worked as Regulator at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and at the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) as Clinical Assessor (PK/PD) for EU centralized procedures and Scientific Advice. Dr Gigante holds a master’s degree in pharmacy with training in Microbiology and Hygiene and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology on available therapies for MDR-TB. She has executive education from INSEAD.
Dr Gigante has served as an expert on international expert groups such as the EMA MSWG and the Council of Europe Working Party on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices for the revision of Regulation N. 726/2004/EC. Currently, she represents WHO in the GARDP’s Scientific Advisory Committee, in the AMR Action Fund Scientific Advisory Board and in the Global AMR R&D Hub Board.