Carolina Greco


Carolina Greco

Junior Group Leader

Carolina Greco is junior group leader at Humanitas Research Hospital, where she leads the Circadian Metabolism Lab, and she is assistant professor at Humanitas University.

Greco obtained her Ph.D. in Translational and Molecular Medicine (DIMET) from the University of Milan Bicocca, Italy in 2015. She then joined the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism directed by Prof. Paolo Sassone-Corsi at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where she studied the molecular mechanisms linking metabolism, epigenetics and the circadian clock. She moved back to Italy in 2021, under the MSCA scheme, that funded the MetEpiClock research project.

Her research focuses on circadian biology and metabolism in cardiovascular disease, mainly heart failure (HF). Using experimental models of HF, she aims to elucidate how metabolism intersects with the epigenetic landscape of the failing heart and how the heart affects metabolism in peripheral tissues to alter disease progression.