Project 15: Immune functions of EV types secreted by tumour and immune cells
Host Institution: Institut Curie, France
My name is Federico Cocozza. I am a 26 years old Argentinian born in Buenos Aires on May 31st of 1991. Following my secondary school, I decided to study Biological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires where I received a Bachelor of Sciences degree defending a graduate thesis entitled: “Effects of different drugs in the release and proteomic expression of tumour cells derived exosomes to be used as acellular antigens” in March 2016. Recently I started doing a PhD at the Institut Curie, Paris, France with the TRAIN-EV Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fellowship and I am very excited about it.
Why are you doing a PhD?
My motivation to do a PhD and pursue a scientific career root in my passion for discovery and investigation is a practice that attracted me since I was a child, for example, spending days just observing insects in the yard. Besides, I envision that the progress I could make in Europe will be significant with benefits for the entire society, especially in the area of biomedical translational research.
Besides science, my other interests are playing football, playing the bass guitar and music in general, and spending time with friends and family.