Senior Scientist & Project Manager
Alessia is the senior scientist and project manager in the Brivanlou Lab. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying embryonic stem cell differentiation and early human development. Alessia holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences/Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College and a B.Sc.+M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology (summa cum laude) from the University of Bologna (Italy). Alessia has been the recipient of several awards, including merit and travel awards and a prestigious pre-doctoral fellowship from Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds. She is a member of the Entrepreneurial Scientist Advisory Panel at NYC Tech Connect. In addition, she has been involved in various science outreach, mentorship, and communication programs based in NYC. When not busy with science, Alessia spends her time researching and evaluating companies for investment recommendations, experimenting with graphic design, and boxing.