I graduated in Chemistry at the University of Bologna with a thesis focused on the optimization of protein crystallization. I obtained my MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Bologna with 1 year internship in Dr. Vania Broccoli’s lab at the San Raffaele Institute in Milan. There, I studied the molecular mechanism of Tbr2 transcription factor during cerebral cortex development, using a combination of in vivo and in vitro approaches, using genetics, molecular and biochemical techniques. I joined the Tripodi lab in October 2013 for my PhD to investigate the circuits controlling goal-oriented movements in mice. To this aim I make use of viral tracing techniques and whole brain imaging. I also plan to study the activity of these networks in vivo during ongoing motor routines.