Alessandra Montecucco was born in Broni, Italy, in 1960. She received a degree in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology (summa cum laude) from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1984, the Advanced Studies in Toxicology degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Milan, Italy, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in genetics and molecular biology from the University of Pavia in 1992. In 1990, she was EMBO Fellow at the Institut de Recherches Scientifiques sur le Cancer, IRSC-CNRS, Villejuif, France. From 1992 to 2000, Montecucco was a Researcher at the Institute of Genetics (IGBE) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. In 1995, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, South Mimms, UK. Since 2001, she has been a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM) of the CNR in Pavia leading a group of the Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Nucleus Section. Montecucco is mainly interested in the control of DNA replication and in the cellular response to replicational stress. Montecucco is a Member of the Italian Society of Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM) and of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). She is an Author-in-Chief for the Springer Reference Live: Cancer.
Biography Updated on 20 July 2011