Walu Emakana Danielle Kasongo

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

Summary of career/studies:

I have first completed a bachelor’s degree in life and Natural Sciences at the University of Lome (Togo) that allowed me after credit equivalence to complete a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Pavia. Then, I got my master’s degree in Neurobiology at the same University. The aim of my thesis was to study differences of gene expression induced by amyloid beta treatment on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy controls and patients affected by Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the key genes involved in the inflammatory pathway bound to NFKB.