Alba is a PhD student in the Cai Lab. She joined the group of Professor Patrick Cai in 2019 as a master student and, after her graduation with a Molecular Biotechnology MSci from University of Pisa, she started her PhD. Her work involves the engineering of the next generation of tRNA neochromosomes. She believes that the tRNA neochromosome research within the Sc2.0 project is a highly fascinating research field which will allow observation towards de novo chromosome building but also to study fundamentals of tRNA biology which would not be accessible in a standard biological system. In her free time, she volunteers in science research events, she enjoys travel, reading, going to the cinema and loves good food.