Elena Agostoni

Elena Agostoni has a BS in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Biology. Her major skills are immunohistochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. She joined the Laboratory of Neurogenomics in 2005. Since then,  she has been working on the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on Huntington’s disease, and on the role of retrotransposition in neurodegeneration, maturing strong competences in retrotransposition mechanisms in human and mouse. In particular, she has developed  a robust assay to measure transposable element copy number variation in genomic DNA by quantitative real time PCR.