I have a long-standing interest in trying to understand immunology processes at a detailed molecular level. After my Master in Biochemistry in a Structural Biology lab, investigating the structure and function of the intracellular innate immune sensors AIM2 and STING.
Following a short period at the Biozentrum in Basel (Switzerland), I joined the Molecular Immunology lab of S. Monticelli at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (Bellinzona, Switzerland) to conduct a PhD. After a deep dive into transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in T cells during his PhD, I joined the Inflammasome Lab in 2019 as a Postdoc. I try to get new insights on the multi-step mechanism of inflammasome activation and its regulation on a molecular level.