An essential part of any scientific journey is communicating your findings to other scientists and to the public, sparking into them a tiny bit of the passion that inspired you throughout your research.
I have always been fond of visual communication and I believe that one image can often be worth a thousand words and really stick with people. A captivating image can speak to a broader audience than just specialists and it helps people understand and remember scientific concepts. That is why I have decided to combine my love for drawing with my passion for molecular biology in the creation of scientific illustrations.
As a molecular biologist, I am fascinated by the mechanisms underlying cell function. As a scientific illustrator, I love to imagine these mechanisms and bring them to life with shapes and colours, aiming to find unconventional ways to communicate biology.
I started my research journey at Sapienza University, where I received a Master's Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology in 2015.
I earned a Ph.D in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge in 2020, working in the lab of Prof. Greg Hannon. There, I investigated how a class of small RNAs safeguards genome integrity in the Drosophila germline.
I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at EMBL Rome in the lab of Dr. Jamie Hackett, where I am studying inter-generational epigenetic inheritance in mammals.