Alessandro Annibaldi received his Laurea (Italian equivalent to Bachelor and Master degree) in molecular biology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where he did his PhD in the laboratory of Professor Christian Widmann at the Physiology department of the University of Lausanne, awarded in 2012. After his PhD, he moved to London, to the laboratory of Professor Pascal Meier at the Institute of Cancer Research where he was funded by the Swiss Foundation for Science (3-year postdoc fellowship) and by the Medical Research Council (MRC) for 3 additional years.
In 2018 Alessandro started his independent career at Barts Cancer Institute in London as an Early Career Researcher and in 2019 he obtained a Junior Group Leader position at the Center for Molecular Medicine of Cologne (CMMC) were he built his research team. Alessandro’s group is focused on cell death, to understand the mechanisms that govern different types of cell death and determine their pathophysiological role.