Lab Members

Carla Cossu

Carla Cossu, MS

Visiting Graduate Student Email: carla.cossu@cshs.org

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Carla Cossu earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Sassari (UNISS), Sassari, Italy, where she studied the role of YAP in liver cancer progression in the laboratory of Rosa Maria Pascale, MD. Before joining the Tomasi Laboratory, she completed her master's degree in experimental biology at UNISS. Cossu investigated the role of Mybl2 in hepatocellular carcinoma with Marilena Simile, PhD. Currently, Cossu’s research focus is in ALDH2 post-translational modification in ALD and liver cancer.

Ylenia Spissu

Ylenia Spissu, PhD

Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist Email: ylenia.spissu@cshs.org

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Ylenia Spissu, PhD, earned her doctorate from the University of Sassari (UNISS), Sassari, Italy, where she studied the role of dardarin (LRRK2) in the synthesis and releasing of dopamine involved in Parkinson's disease in the laboratory of Maria Speranza Desole, PhD. Before joining the Tomasi Lab, she also completed her master's degree in experimental biology at UNISS. Spissu studied the development of thalassemia disease with Laura Manca, PhD. Currently, Spissu's research focus is in SOD2 post-translational modification in ALD and liver cancer.

Andrea Floris

Andrea Floris, PhD

Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist Email: andrea.floris@cshs.org

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Andrea Floris, PhD, completed a master's degree in genetic medicine and earned his doctorate from the University of Cagliari (UNICA), Cagliari, Italy. In the laboratory of Carlo Carcassi, MD, Floris investigated the incidence of chromosome abnormalities in early abortion and the incidence of microdeletions in the genome of patients affected by several genetic diseases. Currently, Floris's research focus is on the role of STARD10 in breast cancer development and progression.