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. A captivating image can speak to a broader audience than just specialists and can help people understand and remember scientific concepts. This is why I have decided to combine my scientific education with my love for drawing in the creation of unconventional, science-inspired 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.
If you want to know more, you can read about me and my work on the Node SciArt profile!
To hear about my experience as a science illustrator, watch my talk at Sapienza University! (Italian only)
I started my research journey at Sapienza University, where I received a Master's Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology in 2015.
In 2020, I earned a PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, where I worked 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.