I am a biologist with interest in epigenomics, evolution, and development.
After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Biology at Bicocca University (Milan, Italy), I earned a Master degree in Evolutionary Biology, and a PhD from the Department of Human and Animal Biology at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy). As graduate student in Rome I studied molecular ecology and evolution using insects as a model.
After two years of hiatus outside Academia, working as assistant project manager for a NGO (Istituto Oikos Onlus, Milan), in 2014 I moved to the U.S. for a two year postdoc in the Department of Genetics of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), in Christopher “Casey” Brown’s lab. In the Brown lab, I worked on the evolution of gene regulation and expression in primates, focusing on the role of transposable elements in generating regulatory novelty.
Currently, I am postdoc in the Department of Gene Expression and Regulation of The Wistar Institute Cancer Center (Philadelphia), in Alessandro Gardini’s lab, where I am working on epigenomics and transcriptional regulation, with focus on cell fate determination and and organismal development.
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