Tiziana Cavinato, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biology, who serves as the health professions advisor in the center for career development and experiential education.
As the health professions advisor, Cavinato advises students throughout their preparation for successful admission to health related professional programs; convenes and works with Hood’s health profession advisory committee; and coordinates with other campus offices to advance the health professions at Hood. Additionally, Cavinato represents the health professions at admission activities, summer orientation and Frederick community events. Also, Tiziana serves as the advisor for the pre-health professions club.
When you see her running around in the biology department in her casual attire, she is usually teaching human anatomy and physiology. Many anatomy and physiology students are her pre-health advisees, allowing her to know the students both personally and academically, gaining insight into their strengths that will make them the perfect candidate!
Cavinato was born in Italy and received her Ph.D. in pathophysiology and genetics from the University of Pisa. She came to the United States for postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute in the field of immunology. She joined Hood College as an adjunct biology instructor in 2011. Then, Tiziana was promoted to visiting assistant professor in 2012 before becoming an assistant professor in 2013. In February 2016, she became a Consular Correspondent for the Italian Consulate. In this volunteer position, Tiziana assists Italian and American citizens in Maryland with documents and a variety of other issues.
Cavinato enjoys the outdoors. Weather permitting you will see her bicycling to work on her Italian Bianchi bike. She loves spending time with her family, cooking and gardening.