Antonella studied Genetics and Immunology at the University of Toronto in Canada. During her bachelor thesis, she studied the role of non-coding RNAs in cardiomyopathies. Afterwards, she moved to Germany to pursuit her Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. For her MSc thesis she employed machine learning and statistics to identify host-dependency factors essential for the SARS-CoV-2 life cycle by using publicly available and own data from siRNA and drug screenings. In February 2022, Antonella joined the Gene Editing Group as a PhD student to investigate gene dependencies in chemo-resistant lung cancer.