I come from Monza, near Milan.
I completed my Bachelor Degree in Scienze Biologiche in 2016 (110/110 cum laude) and my Master Degree in Biologia applicata alle Scienze della Nutrizione in 2018 (110/110 cum laude). I spent my internship at the Edmund Mach Foundation, working on my thesis entitled "Analisi di marcatori immunitari e microbiota intestinale in trote iridee Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) da allevamento affette da Red Mark Syndrome".
During my PhD experience I will study the relationship exsisting between human gut microbiota and host health and metabolism, working inside the EUREGIO-EFH project. Furthermore, I am performing some additional activities, such as in vitro digestions, fecal fermentation analysis (batch culture fermentation), in vitro cell culture experiments with Caco-2 cell lines in co-incubation with PBMCs and and 16S analysis.
The study of intestinal microbiota is a very fascinating topic: our diet can strongly influence our metabolism and our state of health and that is why it is very important to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There is much to discover about the relationship between us and the intestinal microbiota and for this reason I am very proud to be able to work in this field.
PhD project: Intestinal microbiota and energy metabolism: measuring the impact of diet: microbe interactions on host health.
Supervisor: Dr. Kieran Tuohy, Dr. Francesca Fava.