I come from Italy, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science at the University of Messina. I have always been fascinated by the variation among intra-species individuals and basis of how much genetics and environment affect the health of people. This had led me to attain a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Bologna, gradually becoming more passionate in oncology and immunology in the research field.
In 2019 I won the Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award, a scholarship funded by Agency for Science and Technology Research entities in Singapore. This scholarship allowed me to study the epigenetic regulation in B-cell lymphomagenesis and the effect of Antisense Oligonucleotides in regulating the alternative splicing in cancer. In March 2020 I defended the Master’s thesis on ‘The malignant role of PRDM15 in the progression of B-Cells Lymphomas’. The whole experience gave me the courage to continuously test myself in more and more challenging goals. I have always considered vaccines a promising field. They are relevant and crucial for humanity and I would like to gain further knowledge about them and give my contribution to improve their application. This is why I have decided to take part of VacPath PhD program