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I come from Italy, where I studied at the University of Siena. Since my early academic education, I developed a great interest in the field of vaccine immunology. For my bachelor’s degree in Biotechnologies, I defended a thesis on the evaluation of the humoral and cellular immune response after different prime-boost immunization strategies, using a recombinant vaccine candidate for tuberculosis. During my master’s degree in Medical Biotechnologies, I had the opportunity to apply computational tools for the analysis of multidimensional flow cytometric data in order to identify and characterize different T and B cell subsets elicited upon vaccination in mice.

In 2019, I won a research scholarship for the “Study of the immune response upon vaccination in humans and in mice”, co-founded by the Tuscany region and the European Union in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnologies at the University of Siena.

I enjoy working in a team, since I believe that different opinions represent a starting point for personal growth. On a broader level, I always felt that the collaboration inside the international scientific community is essential to guarantee scientific progress, and that’s one of the reasons why I strongly wanted to be part of this MSCA project that epitomizes this ideal.