After my Master degree in human biology at the University Tor Vergata in Rome (2012), I moved to Paris where I did a PhD at the University Paris Descartes in the laboratory of Mario Pende (2016). My thesis worked focused on the identification of the role of a pro-lipogenic transcription factor, PPARγ, in liver metabolism. I found out the molecular mechanisms leading to its expression and the implication in liver tumorigenesis. Importantly, I identified a novel potential pharmacological strategy of anti-cancer therapy through PPARγ inhibition. As post-doctoral fellow I am investigating the central and peripheral regulation of energy metabolism by mitochondrial dynamics.
Confocal micrograph of HeLa cells visulazed by indirect immunocytochemistry for mitochondria in green with an Anti-TOMM40 antibody and nuclei in blue with Dapi.