Alessandro Fraldi was born in Naples, Italy, in 1972. He received his Biological Science degree (summa cum laude) in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree in human genetics in 2003 from the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. During his Ph.D. studies, he moved to the laboratory of Professor Olivier Bensaude at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris, France. During these years, he was mainly involved in transcription studies using mammalian and yeast cellular models. In 2004, he began his postdoc training in genetic diseases in the laboratory of Andrea Ballabio at Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples. From 2005 to 2006, he served as a Research Fellow in the group of Professor John Hopwood at Woman’s Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, Australia. From 2006 to 2011, he served as a Senior Research Associate at TIGEM. Presently, he is a Group Leader at TIGEM. Alessandro is mainly interested in the study of Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs), a group of rare genetic disorders. His interest covers the study of mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of LSDs to developing new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of these disorders. In 2002, he was a recipient of the International Mobility Program award from University of Naples Federico II. In 2003 and 2005, he was a recipient of the EMBO fellowship. In 2009, he was a recipient of the National MPS society Research grant.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2012