University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery
Bldg F Nord, 1st floor, room 178
Via Montpellier 1, – 00133 Rome
tel. +39 06 7259 6487
Dr. Eleonora Candi, received her PhD degree at the Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 1995. She did her pre‐ and post‐doctoral training, from 1993-1998 at the Skin Biology Branch, NIAMS, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA, working under the supervision of Dr PM Steinert on transglutaminases and their substrates. From 1999 to 2001, she received a Telethon Research Fellowship to study the role of transglutaminases in the genetic disease lamellar ichthyosis. Her current scientific interests are studying the role of p63, a homolog of p53, and microRNAs in epithelia development and tumour formation.