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2013-2017 BBSRC funded MPhil/PhD in Genetic Epidemiology (King’s College London/London Interdisciplinary Bio-sciences Consortium) – Genetic epidemiology and omics of age-related eye diseases.
2011 – 2013 MSc/Res in Health Sciences and Genetic Epidemiology (NIHS/Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2005 – 2008 BSc in Biotechnology (University of Perugia/European University Consortium)
I am a research associate in statistical genetics and my work in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit is focused on exploring the role of mitochondrial DNA variants, an understudied part of our genome, in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic traits. I am also interested in harnessing “big data” and multi-omics approaches to study the relationship between genes and disease.
Besides genetics, I am also interested in education, widening participation, public engagement and SciArt. Thus, during my PhD, I worked with The Brilliant Club, Nuffield Research Placements, and KCL K+ programme.