Meet Our ESR – ESR 10 – Pierbruno RICCI


Let’s now have a look towards Paris and our Italian PhD student working in Silvia Cereghini’s team at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Pierbruno Ricci (ESR 10)


“I’m Pierbruno Ricci and I’m Italian (from Chieti, a small city in the Abruzzo region).
Having performed my Bachelor’s studies in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna in Italy from 2009 to 2012, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology from the same University in March 2015. During my Bachelor thesis project in Bologna, I worked with Dr. Annalisa Pession, who is an Associate Professor, on thyroid cancer and during the last year of the Master’s degree, I worked in the molecular biology lab of Associate Professor Dr. Marina Marini, where I studied the abnormalities in erythrocyte membranes of children affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
I was then awarded the Erasmus+ Unipharma‐Graduates fellowship to pursue an internship at Institut Pasteur, Paris, where I focused my research for 5 months on Plasmodium falciparum.
It is an honor for me to start this new adventure of research in developmental biology in the Renaltract project. As Renaltract ESR10 at the Université Pierre et Marie CURIE of Paris, I will investigate the role of microRNAs and their target genes in the renal pathogenesis of a mouse model of the Renal Cysts and Diabetes syndrome.”

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