Giulia first visited Oxford immediately after her Undergraduate degree to undertake a summer internship with Professor Ian Tomlinson; she then joined the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology in 2010 having completed her Turin University Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Bio-molecular Biotechnology. Giulia was awarded a fees-only MRC award and the prestigious Scatcherd European scholarship to work on DNA repair regulation in cancer with Professor Grigory Dianov. Her PhD work suggests a link between PARP1 activation and up-regulation of the tumour suppressor protein ARF. This work was well published in Nucleic Acids Research and recognised by many poster prizes.
Giulia has recently been awarded her DPhil and has started her postdoctoral research at the Institute of Cancer Research with Professor Richard Houlston to investigate the regulation of long-chromosome range interactions in cancer.