Roberto Ballarino is a PhD student in the Crosetto Laboratory of Quantitative Genome Biology and focuses on researching genome fragility. He has a B.Sc in Biomedicine at Utrecht University and a M.Sc in Neuroscience at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
His main research interests are centred around developmental biology, epigenetic regulation and molecular characteristics of cell type specific processes. In particular, Roberto uses iPSC-derived neural stem cells to model brain development in a dish. By studying the molecular and cellular biology of the neuron, he aims to lay the groundwork for novel insights into fundamental biology as a stepping stone towards clinical therapies.