Gioacchino De Leo

PhD supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Legname, Laboratory of Prion Biology

Summary of career/studies:

I obtained my Master degree in Neuroscience at the University of Trieste, during which I joined Professor Giampiero Leanza's Lab, focusing my interests on neurodegenerative diseases and neurogenesis.

During my last period of the master internship, I got more and more fascinated by the prion-like hypothesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. For this reason, I decided to enroll in Functional and Structural Genomics PhD course, having the possibility to work in the Professor Legname's Lab.