Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Genetics and Development
Columbia University Medical Center
I was born and raised in Nocera Inferiore, an Italian town on the Amalfi coast. I studied biology at Federico II University in Naples. For my PhD, I worked on lysosomal storage diseases at the Tigem Institute in Pozzuoli for four years. I moved to the United States to follow a deep desire to learn about science outside of my own country, and I worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for four years. I was working on a research project at the time that attempted to establish a new therapy strategy for long-chain fatty acid oxidation (LCFA) problems. I recently joined Gennarino's lab, where I will try to uncover new molecular mechanisms underlying PUM1-driven neurological diseases.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring new areas of the city, travelling about and discovering new, modest, and distinctive locations where I can eat cuisine from all over the world, and New York City is ideal for this. Other times, I just want to stay home with my spouse and two cats, relax, and watch a good TV show on the couch.