I’m a second year PhD student in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Irving Aye and Prof Stephen Charnock-Jones.
I previously completed my Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Catania. Prior to starting my PhD, I joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with support from the Erasmus Plus traineeship program where I studied placental polyamine metabolism and histone acetylation. My work resulting from this period was submitted as an abstract to the Society for Reproductive Investigations Meeting in Vancouver, where I was awarded with the President’s Plenary Award. My PhD research investigates the role of acetyl-CoA metabolism during human trophoblast proliferation and differentiation.
Watch this video where I discuss my PhD.