I joined the Laboratory of Prof. Phoebe Rice at The University of Chicago, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, on February 2013. Since then, I have been working on understanding the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes using a different approach and focusing on Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mobile elements. Since I was awarded with the Chicago Biomedical Consortium Postdoctoral Award, I have been able to expand from x-ray crystallography to electron cryomicroscopy (cryo-EM). This stage in a structural biology lab has been by far the most exciting period of time as a trainee, in part also by the resolution revolution that cryo-EM is experiencing. Being part at one of the top universities in US provides you with outstanding opportunities to explore, expand and learn in a way that it is not possible in many places.

Background   –   PhD