Early Stage Researcher
What is your project/research about? What would you like to find out?
My project aims to characterize the epigenetic profiles from different immune cells present in tumor microenvironments. I will use high dimensional techniques to map histone modifications in CNS malignancies and determine how endothelial cells, macrophages and microglia, contribute and respond to the development of these inflammatory situations.
Why did you apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN and especially this project?
I have always been interested in pursuing a PhD in the field of neurobiology and, specially, in studying the role of immune cells during CNS disease. Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN gives the chance to interact with other international groups and exchange both theoretical and practical knowledge. Therefore, the opportunity to be part of the MSC ITN PhD programme while performing my PhD in Marco Prinz’s laboratory fulfilled all my expectations for developing and improving as a researcher.
What is so fascinating for you on research in general?
My fascination for science is driven by the challenge of answering relevant unknown questions and to explore the best way to solve them.
What do you do in your free time? Do you have special interests/hobbies?
I like to spend my free time doing sports, hanging out with my friends and meeting new people. I am also a fan of travelling, hiking, music and board games.
What are your plans for your future? Where/what you will be in 5 years?
What will I do after my PhD is a very interesting and difficult question. I wish I could know! I will definitely be involved in research, but exactly how and where, I will answer within the next few years.