Valeria Rimoldi graduated in Biological Sciences and received her PhD in Medical Pharmacology, Chemotherapy and Toxicology at the University of Milan, where she also got her specialization in Medical Genetics. She then moved to the Humanitas University where she has been working as a researcher in the Laboratory of Medical Genetics and RNA Biology. Her research interests focus on the study of the genetic and molecular bases of human hereditary diseases, both monogenic (congenital deficiency of coagulation factor XI) and multifactorial (myocardial infarction, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease). In the course of her scientific career, she developed a strong expertise in the study of the regulation of gene expression at transcriptional and post-transcriptional level, and in the application of genomic approaches to the identification of the genetic components of human inherited diseases.