Manuela Santo

Graduate student

I got my Master's degree in Neuroscience at the University of Trieste in 2016. During this period of studies I had the great opportunity to attend courses ranging from cellular neurobiology to physiology and pathology, getting more and more involved in the wonderful world of Nervous System. In particular I was very fascinated by the complex brain development, so I chose the “Laboratory of Cortex Development” of professor Mallamaci to work on my thesis project. Here I worked at very interesting and innovative research project focused on the role of the FoxG1 transcription factor in patients affected by West Syndrome. The period spent in the Laboratory has been one of the most intense and exciting experience of my life. Here I learnt the importance of working in a team, helping each other, sharing either successful and unhappy moments. After my Master thesis project, I had the opportunity to continue working at my research project as a "Graduate Student", presently I would be very happy to continue my career with a PhD course.

I’m very happy of joining this group because every day I have the opportunity to be in contact with bright people sharing my same passion.


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