Cancer biologist, since 2019 working as a senior assistant professor at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she teaches cancer metabolism to undergraduate medical students and residents, and medical genetics to post-graduate biologists.
In 2006 she obtained a degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and in 2012 a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology from the University of Turin (Italy). She has been a visiting scientist in several leading cancer laboratories including the Laboratory of Molecular Pathology at the Institute of Cancer Research (London, UK) in 2011 and the Tumour-host interaction lab at the Francis Crick Institute (London, UK) in 2016-18. Her expertise includes mitochondrial genetics, molecular pathology of oncocytic tumors and gynaecological malignancies, management of murine cancer models and preclinical investigation of tumor microenvironment. Her current fields of interest regard developing strategies for liquid biopsy-based early detection of ovarian cancer and dissecting the links between cancer metabolism and tumor microenvironment in solid cancers.