|1997 - 2002||Study of Biology (BSc) and Master of Science in Biology (MSc), University of Naples Federico II, Italy|
|2002 - 2004||Researcher, Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Merck & Co. I.R.B.M., Rome, Italy|
|2004 - 2007||PhD visiting program at Rockefeller University, New York, USA|
|2007 - 2009||Postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University, New York, USA
and at LMU/Gene-Center, Munich
|2009 - 2013|
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Fertilisation occurs when the two gametes fuse to produce a totipotent zygote. This process is characterised by intense chromatin remodelling of the paternal gamete including protamine eviction. The precise molecular mechanisms of paternal epigenome reprogramming and meiotic inheritance remain poorly understood. Using Drosophila as a model system, we will functionally dissect the epigenetic network controlling reprogramming of the paternal gamete during early embryogenesis.