Michela Denti PhD,
University of Trento, Italy
Prof. Michela Alessandra Denti is Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology at the Centre for Integrative Biology of the University of Trento, Italy since 2008. Her laboratory has two main research interests: modulation of RNA splicing as a cure for inherited diseases and microRNAs as biomarkers of cancer, cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases. Research in her laboratory was/is funded by grants from Telethon Italia, the Italian Ministry of Health, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and the Autonomous Province of Trento.
Prof. Michela Alessandra Denti obtained her PhD in Biological Sciences in 1997 from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, working on the in vivo application and intracellular localisation of a hammerhead ribozyme and its association with RNA-binding proteins. She then went on to do postdoctoral research in Greece and at the University of Rome, Italy, studying the interaction of plant RNA pathogens with RNA-binding proteins and their involvement in post-transcriptional gene signalling and developing an antisense-U1snRNA mediated exon skipping therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, respectively.