Francesca Tettamanzi


Francesca Tettamanzi

PhD student

Francesca Tettamanzi performs research activity in the Laboratory of Medical Genetics and RNA Biology led by Professor Rosanna Asselta at Humanitas University, where she is attending a PhD program in Data Science in Medicine and Nutrition. She obtained her master’s degree in Biotechnology, and subsequently in Biostatistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

She is currently interested in applying bioinformatic and quantitative methods to investigate the molecular genetics of solid tumors and to identify underlying susceptibility genes and non-invasive biomarkers.

Topics of her PhD project include the characterization of the genomic landscape of thymic carcinoma, a rare tumor of the mediastinum, as well as the use of liquid biopsy and next-generation sequencing technologies to monitor tumor response to therapy and mutational pattern evolution in non-small cell lung cancer.