Michela completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University Federico II of Naples in Italy. She obtained her PhD in 2008 from the same University, in Professor G. Condorelli’s laboratory, elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in the resistance to apoptotic cell death induction in different types of tumours. From 2008 to 2011, she trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Carlo Croce’s laboratory at the Ohio State University, advancing the understanding of the role of non-coding RNAs in cancer progression and development. She identified several oncogenic pathways, regulated by microRNAs, involved in the cellular response to chemotherapy and metastasis in lung cancer with important consequences for the identification of potential new therapies for cancer treatment and prevention. In 2011, Michela was granted the prestigious Kimmel Award. She joined the CRUK Manchester Institute as a Junior Group Leader in July 2014.
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