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Detina Zalli

PhD


Senior Teaching Fellow

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Detina Zalli is a Senior Lecturer (Teaching- focused) for MSc in  Precision Cancer Medicine.  

Dr Zalli earned her PhD in University of Leicester. Her research focused on NIMA (Never In Mitosis Gene A)- Related Kinase 8 mutated in the human cystic kidney disease nephronophthisis.

Dr Zalli then moved to the USA, where she carried post-doctorate training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Her research focused on the function of actin-binding protein cofilin in cell locomotion and migration in osteoclast cells for which she won Dean's Scholarship Award for two consecutive years.

At Harvard, Dr Zalli worked as a lecturer where she directed multiple courses for  PhD students  in the field of cancer biology and biochemistry. 

Dr Zalli was also the chair of Harvard Lectures That Last, a Harvard-wide lecture series that features student-nominated faculty speakers to present short TED-Talk style lectures about some of the key life lessons that helped them succeed. 

She was the director of biotech club, linking academia with industry. She also chaired multiple conferences including Harvard Leadership Conference.

Dr Zalli is also the founder of We Speak Science, a non-profit institution, the aim of which is to increase awareness of science and medicine in the USA and Europe.