My name is Ilaria and I am originally from Naples, Italy. I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Naples, Federico II. My scientific journey started in Gerolama Condorelli’s lab where I studied the role of dysregulated microRNAs in breast cancer. In 2017, I moved to Glasgow to start my PhD at CRUK Beatson Institute in Sara Zanivan’s lab. My PhD research has focused on the application of an advanced proteomic technology called cell type-specific labelling using amino acid precursors (CTAP) to decipher the CAF-cancer crosstalk signalling in high-grade serous ovarian cancer. I joined the Ciulli group as a proteomic scientist as part of the PROTAC collaboration with Bohringer Ingelheim. In my spare time, I like to exercise and practice yoga. I enjoy reading about philosophy, and cooking/baking, in particular pizza.