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Lucia Coscujuela Tarrero

Postdoc Fellow
Post Doc
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

I obtained my first level degree in Biology specializing in Biotechnology in 2013 at the University of Barcelona. I also obtained a Master in Neuroscience defending my thesis “Neuropsiquiatric synthoms on dementias” at the European University Miguel de Cervantes, in Madrid. On 2015 I obtained a Master in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Barcelona, defending the thesis “Identification of lncRNAs acting as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) in breast cancer cells”. In 2015 I joined the research group coordinated by Prof. Michele De Bortoli at the University of Torino, Dept. of Clinical and Biological Sciences, at San Luigi’s Hospital, Orbassano, where I attended at the PhD School in Life and Health Sciences. I obtained my PhD on 2019 defending the experimental thesis “Luminal breast cancer circRNAs uncovered by a novel tool for data analysis”.

I’m interested in cancer research and molecular biology. The multidisciplinary background obtained from the PhD program in Complex Systems for life Sciences gave me the opportunity to address biological problems by using combined computational and experimental approaches. This is one of the reasons why I joined Mattia Pelizzola’s lab for my first Postdoc.

I recently obtained a 3 year AIRC fellowship for the project “N6-Methyladenosine mediates drug resistance of human Hepatocellular Carcinoma” that I’m currently studying in the lab. Indeed, drug resistance is nowadays responsible for most relapses of cancer. The epitranscriptome is emerging as a novel possible druggable target in cancer. However, we still have a limited knowledge on the functional role of this layer of regulation. The results of this project are expected to reveal previously unanticipated functional consequences of epitranscriptional alterations, which could disclose novel therapeutic targets and mechanisms for HCC diagnosis and treatment

Experience External

Title: PhD in Complex Systems for life Sciences
Institute: University of Turin
Location: Turin
Country: Italy
From: 2015 To: 2019

Title: Master in Genetics and Genomics
Institute: Universitat de Barcelona
Location: Barcelona
Country: Spain
From: 2014 To: 2015

Title: Master in Neuroscience
Institute: Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes
Location: Madrid
Country: Spain
From: 2013 To: 2014

All Publications
Ferrero G., Licheri N., Coscujuela Tarrero L., De Intinis C., Miano V., Calogero RA., Cordero F., De Bortoli M., Beccuti M.
Docker4Circ: A Framework for the Reproducible Characterization of circRNAs from RNA-Seq Data.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Article Journal
Coscujuela Tarrero L., Ferrero G., Miano V., De Intinis C., Ricci L., Arigoni M., Riccardo F., Annaratone L., Castellano I., Calogero RA., Beccuti M., Cordero F., De Bortoli M.
Luminal breast cancer-specific circular RNAs uncovered by a novel tool for data analysis
Article Journal
Miglio U., Berrino E., Panero M., Ferrero G., Coscujuela Tarrero L., Miano V., Dell'Aglio C., Sarotto I., Annaratone L., Marchiò C., Comoglio PM., De Bortoli M., Pasini B., Venesio T., Sapino A.
The expression of LINE1-MET chimeric transcript identifies a subgroup of aggressive breast cancers.
International Journal of Cancer
Article Journal
De Bortoli M., Miano V., Coscujuela Tarrero L.
The new world of RNA biomarkers and explorers' prudence rules.
International Journal of Biological Markers
Review Journal
Reineri S., Agati S., Miano V., Sani M., Berchialla P., Ricci L., Iannello A., Coscujuela Tarrero L., Cutrupi S., De Bortoli M.
A Novel Functional Domain of Tab2 Involved in the Interaction with Estrogen Receptor Alpha in Breast Cancer Cells.
Article Journal