Project Title: Genetic and epigenetic regulation in placental diseases
Clara graduated in Biological Sciences at University of Rome La Sapienza. Following her interests in molecular and cell biology she obtained a MSc in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Birmingham; where she worked for the past two years in heart failure and arrhythmias as Research Associate, investigating the causes of atrial fibrillation. Clara is passionate about understanding the links between genetic information, gene expression and function and how these resolve in the molecular mechanisms of disease. Her iPLACENTA project is an investigation on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in the biology of the placenta, with a focus on the etiology of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction.