Marta Valenza

Marta Valenza portrait

Department of Pharmacological Sciences and Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology, University of Milan

Marta obtained the Laurea in Biological Sciences at the University of Milan in 2001, working on transcriptional disregulation in huntingtin inducible cell lines and in October 2006 she completed a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the same University.  Her research is focused on the mechanisms underlying mutant huntingtin toxicity, with particular emphasis on gene transcription. Her major contribution has been in the identification of a dysfunction of the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway in Huntington's Disease (Valenza et al., J. Neurosci., 2005).