I am an evolutionary biologist and geneticist with interest in the evolutionary and functional genomics forces shaping the history and evolution of life, from cell differentiation to ecological adaptation.
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).
After working two year as assistant project manager for a NGO (Istituto Oikos Onlus, Milan) and as postdoc/adjunct teaching faculty at Insubria University (Varese), in 2014 I moved to the U.S. for a two years postdoc in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), in Christopher Brown lab, where I worked on the evolution of gene regulation and gene expression in primates.
Now I am postdoc in the Department of Gene Expression and Regulation of the Wistar Institute for Cancer Research (Philadelphia), in Gardini lab, where I am working on comparative genomics of gene regulation during cell, tissue and organismal differentiation, with a particular focus on enhancer RNAs.
Additionally, I have an important background in molecular ecology and I am indeed involved in several projects focused on addressing relevant questions dealing with evolution of genomes and gene expression, in particular investigating ecological genomics of plant-pollinating beetles interactions, as well as genomics of adaptation of water beetles to different freshwater ecosystems.
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