Roberta Zini earned her PhD degree in Biotechnology and Regenerative Medicine from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 2007. Between 2007-2012 she received three post doc fellowships to study the molecular signature of human hematopoietic and leukemic stem cells. From 2012 to 2015, she worked as Researcher in Applied Biology, at Life Sciences Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Currently, she is a senior post-doc at Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where she is working on gene and microRNA deregulation in myeloproliferative neoplasms. She is author of 32 peer-reviewed articles, 110 abstracts of national and international conferences, and 14 oral presentations.