Affiliated to research
After the medical doctor degree, I started my professional career with a medical training in Internal Medicine followed by a PhD in clinical physiology focused on lipid metabolism in diabetes and atherosclerosis. Then, driven by the idea to understand more about the molecular mechanism behind metabolic disorders I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at KI, studying the interaction between immune and metabolic cells in insulin resistance and fatty liver.
Now I am a staff physician in the Endocrinology Department of Karolinska University Hospital and researcher at the Karolinska Institutet. From January 2020, I hold a Clinical Scientist position supported by region Stockholm and I am now setting up my own research group within the translational immune-metabolism field.
My main research interest is to understand the role of immune cell activation in the pathogenesis of cardio-metabolic disorders. By combining analysis on human immune cell epigenome and transcriptome with clinical and diagnostic information, I aim to identify pattern that can help to determine human individual risk of developing cardio-metabolic complications, detect illness earlier and, find the most effective intervention to improve patient health.
- Organizer of PhD Course - Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism: Basal Aspects and Clinical Significance
- Co-supervisor, PhD student KI, Jennifer Härdfeldt (2019- present ), Main supervisor, master student KI, Laura Catharina (2018), Co-supervisor, master student KI, Arlisa Alisjahban (2017), Main supervisor, master student UCLA, Marion Benquet (2010), Main supervisor, Medical Student Pisa University Hospital, Silvia Trifiro'(2009).
- Half-time review committee member at KI Natalie Stiglund (2019), Stelia Ntika (2020).
Post-doctoral fellow at ICMC, MedH, Karolinska Institutet, lab of Myriam Aouadi (2015-2020)
Ph.D. in Clinical Physiology Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy/ Banting and Best Diabetes Center, University of Toronto, Canada (2011-2014)
Clinical Fellow, Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy (2006-2010)
MD School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy (1999-2005)