Benedetta obtained her BSc Hons. Molecular Genetics from the University of Edinburgh in June 2015, and in September she started her PhD in Regenerative Medicine at the same University, joining the Kaji lab. The group works on Biology of Reprogramming, i.e. trying to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie cell identity transitions, focusing on the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells.
Benedetta's project aims to identify faster ways to generate neurons in vitro and in vivo.
She is interested in public engagement and science communication. Being Italian, she helps with Italian translations for EuroStemCell.