Martina is a Senior Scientist on the Discovery Research team at GentiBio where she helps to uncover novel strategies to utilize Tregs for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. She is originally from Italy and got her Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Rome. She then moved to California for her graduate studies and earned her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UC Irvine, focusing on Salmonella pathogenesis and mucosal immunology. Prior to joining GentiBio, she was a Cancer Irvington Research postdoctoral fellow in the Benoist & Mathis laboratory at Harvard Medical School. There, her research focused on microbial-induced intestinal Tregs. In her free time, Martina loves to read mystery novels, bake, and spend time outdoors mountain biking and camping with her family.
Martina Sassone-Corsi, MS