Maria Franca Marongiu, PhD
I worked in the Rivella Lab at the Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, from January 2006 to December 2007. During those two years I worked on the study of gene regulation in mouse models in order to understand the abnormal iron metabolism in beta-thalassemia. After this period in the U.S., I went back to the Institute of Genetics and Biomedic Research (IRGB) National Research Council (CNR) of Cagliari where I still work in the field of genetic research. In particolar I’m conducting experiments on appropriate animal models for performing functional studies on specific genetic variants involved in the development of autoimmune diseases.