Francesca Coscia

Francesca Coscia joins The Centre for Structural Biology in May 2021 as Principal Investigator, moving from her previous Postdoctoral position at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK). Her research line is oriented towards the understanding of molecular mechanisms behind thyroid function and disease. In particular Francesca and her team will use electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM) to investigate the architecture of key thyroid macromolecules and how their activity is affected and might be restored in autoimmune diseases, hypothyroidism and cancer.