I completed my BSc (Biological Sciences) at University of Catania, graduating in 2013. The undergraduate studies drove me to a passionate interest in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, which led me to obtain an internship in the cytogenetics oncohematology laboratory. Subsequently, I joined a double degree project that has given me the opportunity to undertake two masters, one in MSc in Functional Genomics at the University of Trieste and an MSc in Genetics at University of Paris Diderot, completed in 2015. The research project was focused on the evaluation of the anti-metastatic properties of the AAC-11 (anti-apoptosis clone 11) peptides, using various in vitroapproaches. Currently, I am in the second year of my PhD and my project is focused on determining the effects of tumor microenvironments on the anti-apoptotic BCL-2 dependence of T- cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.