Francesca Storici was born in Trieste, Italy, in 1968. She received the B.S. degree in biology (summa cum laude) from the University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy in 1993, and in 1994 she obtained professional qualification as biologist from the University of Trieste. Storici obtained the Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS) of Trieste, working at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Trieste in 1998. From 1999 to 2007, she was a Visiting Fellow and then a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH) in the Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. In 2007, Storici was a Research Assistant Professor at the Gene Therapy Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2007, she has been an Assistant Professor at the School of Biology of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga, USA. Storici's research is in the area of genome stability, DNA repair, and gene targeting with a focus on RNA-driven genetic modifications. In 2007, she received the title of Distinguished Cancer Scholar from the Georgia Cancer Coalition, and in 2009 she was granted the Coalition Membership in the Cancer Genetics & Epigenetics Program of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga, USA.
Biography Updated on 5 July 2011