Born in Catania (Italy), during the years of high school she discovered her interest in the biological sciences.
She enrolled in a Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”, where she developed a real passion for the vast field of research. This motivated her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the same university, to deeper investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that govern many human pathways, both in physiological and pathological conditions. During the MSc, she experienced an internship of 10 months in molecular neurobiology, which further confirmed her desire to follow a research career.
After graduation, she won an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant for an internship experience of 6 months and she spent this period in Bilbao, at the CIC bioGUNE center, in the Cancer Heterogeneity Lab. At the end of the Erasmus+, she worked in the same laboratory for three months as a laboratory technician.
At the end of this experience, she applied for the TrainCDKis projects and she got accepted as PhD student in the research institute Institut Necker Enfants Malades, where she studies the role of YAP and TAZ transcriptional co-activators in the progression of the CKD.