She investigated cancer-associated extracellular matrix proteases for over 10 years and obtained her  PhD in Clinical and Experimental Oncology at the University of Florence. She conducted her post-doc experience at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, focusing on the molecular basis of skin cancer. Her studies on cancer biology and stem cells have been conducted in different laboratories in Europe and North America. Since 2011 she has been coordinating translational studies in the laboratory of Prof. Danese, with focus  on the role of the lymphatic system in the pathogenesis of IBD and the involvement of transcription factors in colitis-associated fibrosis and cancer.

ORCID link: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7713-040X