Emma Cavarocchi, Research Engineer

Italian born, I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnologies at the University of Bologna (Italy). During my first internship, I undertook the caracterization of the Caretta caretta turtle microbiota in the Laboratory of Microbiology of the Unibo Pharmacy and Biotechnologies Department.

I then attended the Master 1 in Molecular Biology at the University of Padova (Italy) and had the opportunity to join a Double Degree program moving to the Paris Diderot University in France (Magistère Européen de Génétique – Master 2). During this cursus, I spent 6 months in the laboratory of Genomics, Epigenetics and Physiopathology of Reproduction at the Institut Cochin, working on human asthenozoospermia under the supervision of Dr Aminata Touré.

France definitely became my second home, as in October 2019, on the trail of my Master 2 internship, I started a PhD to better explore the genetics and pathophysiology of asthenozoospermia. In 2020 I followed my supervisor Aminata Touré moving to the Institute for Advanced Biosciences in Grenoble. I obtained the PhD degree at the University Paris Cité on January 23rd 2023.

Apart from being fascinated by the biological mechanisms underlying reproduction, I like spending my time with a book, a good movie and an apèro with my friends. I also love exploring nature, cultures and food!

contact : emma.cavarocchi@inserm.fr

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