Former Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital
Chair of the PDA Career Development Committee
B.S. in Biotechnology
Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli. Naples, Italy. 2006.
M.A. in Biotechnology
Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli. Naples, Italy. 2007.
Ph.D. in Medical Genetics
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine. Naples, Italy. 2010.
My name is Alberto di Ronza. I'm a talented and hard-working scientist with an established success in managing and completing challenging research projects. I'm an expert investigator with an extensive theoretical and technical knowledge in molecular genetics and cell biology. I'm an experienced lecturer with a strong practice in presenting research findings in national and international meetings. I have a broad teaching expertise, including teaching molecular biology courses and laboratory techniques to graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and physicians. My leading skills in conducting cutting-edge science projects led me to be co-author in several high-level, peer-reviewed manuscripts. My PhD training was focused on understanding the leading causes of Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs). My studies led to the discovery of the Transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of lysosomal biogenesis. I'm is currently working on the characterization of molecular mechanisms that lead to Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL).