Silvia Bongiorni received an M.S degree in biological sciences from the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, in 1995. She received a specialization degree in applied genetics from the University Sapienza, Rome, in 1999. Bongiorni got her Ph.D. degree in genetics and cell biology from the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy in 2003. Bongiorni is serving as a Research Scientist there since 2003. Her research interests include molecular and cytogenetic characterization of epigenetic mechanisms underlying facultative heterochromatin, and genomics and transcriptomics in livestock. Her studies were focused on the involvement in facultative heterochromatinization of chromatin remodeling factors, such as HP1 family proteins and histone posttranslational modifications, and developing high density panels of molecular markers, such as SNPs, for the selection of individuals with useful traits.
Biography Updated on 7 May 2012