Bio & Interests
I got my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, then I moved to the UK to conduct my post-doctoral studies at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge. Since 2020 I have been working as an independent researcher at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, focusing on nervous system development and regeneration. My lab strongly relies on multiple second- and third-generation sequencing approaches to dissect non-canonical model organisms from a developmental functional genomics point of view.
In particular, I am committed to leveraging the power of long-read sequencing to understand the molecular mechanisms of (neuro)developmental processes of health and environmental interest.
Key Scientific Questions:
- How we can bolster developmental, evolutionary and conservation biology with third-generation genomics tools
- What is the transcriptional foundation of neural regeneration, and how is it lost in higher vertebrates