Lucia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Modena in 2011, with a thesis concerning the adhesion molecule mu-protocadherin. Then, she obtained her PhD at the school of Molecular and Regenerative Medicine at the same university in 2016. Her PhD thesis described the role of the RNA-degrading protein Zfp36 in the context of colorectal carcinogenesis, and her work has been published in Oncotarget. She joined the Crick in December 2017.
Lucia is developing a project that aims to characterise the immune system of patients with multiple intestinal cancers using a multiplexed immunohistochemistry technique called Imaging Mass Cytometry.