Raffaella Bonecchi received her degree in biological sciences in 1996 from the University of Milan. Since then she has been working on chemokines and chemokine receptors, first at the Department of Immunology and Cell Biology at the Mario Negri Institute as a PhD student, from 2000 to 2015 at University of Milan, as assistant professor and since 2016 at Humanitas University as associate professor of General Pathology and Immunology. She initially focused on chemokine receptors expression by T-helper-cell subsets and dendritic cells. More recently, her research efforts have been concentrated on the characterization of the atypical chemokine receptor ACKR2 and on the role of this receptor on tumor biology focusing in particular on the role of cells of innate immunity.