Irene Motta, MD
I was a visiting researcher in Rivella lab between 2013 and 2014 during my residency in Internal Medicine at University of Milan, Italy. Since Medical School I have been working in the hemoglobinopathies field in Italy, mainly on the clinical side. I was extremely fascinated by gene therapy and in Rivella lab I had the opportunity to work on a project of gene therapy that aims to reactivate fetal hemoglobin. This experience had a great impact on my understanding of thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. Currently I’m an attending physician in the Congenital Anemias Center in Milan and I still cooperate with Rivella lab in gene editing projects in order to improve patients care with a bench-to-bedside approach.