Consolidated Researcher Details:
I graduated from the University of Messina, Italy, with a BSc in Biological Science. Following my first degree, I remained at that university, where I received a Master of Science degree in Biology. Accordingly, having been accepted for the Erasmus project I was provided with the phenomenal opportunity of conducting my thesis project at the University of Iceland, which was characterized by the evaluation of the acute phase response in infected Atlantic cod with a focus on gene expression level. After this internship, I decided to increase my knowledge of the human field. Soon after my graduation, I began a six-month internship at the Physiology Institute of the University of Tubingen, Germany. There, I worked in the eryptosis group, within which a team of PhD students is researching the apoptosis process in erythrocytes due to different kind of drugs with a focus on anti-cancer drugs. All these research experiences, and the chance to meet several researchers, have reinforced my decision to undertake a doctoral study program.
I was looking for an efficient doctoral program that would give me the opportunity to improve my knowledge and skills after my university education, with a focus on human disease. The RTG “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” is a significant chance to receive good training under the supervision of expert scientists and allows you the possibility to compare and share your experience with the other students in the program. In my opinion, being a member of the RTG is a good opportunity to build your career as a researcher.