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.
I joined Dr. Ní Chonghaile’s lab in 2016 and graduated with my PhD in May 2020. Currently, I am working on an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship project focused on determining the effects of tumor microenvironments on the anti-apoptotic BCL-2 dependence of T- cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.