After my bachelor’s degree in Biology at the Università degli Studi di Milano, I moved to the European Institute of Oncology (IEO).
Here, under the supervision of Prof. Kristian Helin, I earned my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and spent some more years studying new genes involved in cell cycle control and tumor suppression.
To increase my knowledge on immune-related pathways in cancer, I moved to Prof. Gioacchino Natoli's lab where I developed an autonomous project aimed at dissecting the role of specific enzymes in macrophage antimicrobial response.
Along with my bench research work, I’ve always had a strong interest in sport and nutrition fields, thus, I pursued my studies in that direction, earning a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and a Sports Nutrition Degree.
Since mid-2018 I’ve been working, as a researcher and nutritionist, in the Smartdfood Program.
Although involved in any activity of the program, I mainly contribute to development of topics and management of tasks related to: scientific research, chronic diseases prevention and sport nutrition.
Besides, I collaborate with university, public and private parties, newspapers and magazines in disseminating nutrition research findings and knowledge.
Moreover, I’ve been engaged in planning, constructing and now maintaining, as a webmaster, the IEO Research website, I am a member of the WoMen in Science Program and of the Web-Site Communication and Scientific Dissemination Committee.
Most Relevant Publications
Results of the ECHO (Eating habits CHanges in Oncologic patients) Survey: An Italian Cross-Sectional Multicentric Study to Explore Dietary Changes and Dietary Supplement Use, in Breast Cancer Survivors.
Front Oncol, 2021
Mediterranean-Type Dietary Pattern and Physical Activity: The Winning Combination to Counteract the Rising Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Int J Mol Sci, 2020
Mediterranean Journal Of Nutrition And Metabolism, 2018