Irene Stefanini

After achieving my Bachelor and Master Degrees at the University of Florence (Italy), I had my PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Florence under the supervision of Prof. Duccio Cavalieri.

I then moved for a three-years post-doc appointment at the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy) under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Donati.

After holding an independent QBP fellow position at the University of Warwick, Coventry (Wellcome-Warwick Quantitative Biomedicine Programme), I am now a Researcher at the University of Turin (Italy).


Natasha Browne-Marke

Research Associate

I have been working as a Research Associate in the Stefanini lab, where I have been identifying genes associated with antifungal drug resistance using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model. I have had my PhD from Coventry University, where I characterised the role of 3’ mRNA readenylation in facilitating 3’-5’ transcript decay using Aspergillus nidulans as a model.

Duha Alkder

PhD student

I am involved in a project shared between Dr. Nick Waterfield’s and Irene’s lab aimed at the identification of the mechanism of action of a stilbene compound by using several approaches. Since when Irene has moved to the University of Turin, I am supervised by Dr. Nick Waterfield and Dr. Fabrizio Alberti.

Emma Southall

Summer student

I joined the lab as a student at the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Summer School. I am quantifying the ability of yeast strains to invade tissues and to release proteases, traits related to the pathogenicity of the strain.

John Cousins

MBChB student, SSC2

I joined the lab to undertake a project in the SSC2 program. I quantify the sensitivity/resistance of a series of S. cerevisiae strains to antifungals.

September- December 2017

Ben Lawrence

MBChB student, SSC2

I joined the lab to undertake a project in the SSC2 program. I carried out high-throughput proteomics analysis of invasive and not-invasive S. cerevisiae strains.

September- December 2018