Valentine obtained a bachelor in Biology at the University of Geneva. She then undertook a Master’s degree in Medical Biology at the University of Lausanne, specializing in Pharmacology & Toxicology. During the master project, Valentine worked at the Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences (CPN-CHUV), contributing to research studying the association of obesity and depression with the circadian rhythm in murine models. In 2022, Valentine joined the Labidi-Galy group acting as laboratory manager.
Nawel is a biochemist, having undertaken her PhD with Dr. A. De Agostini (Department of Pathology and Immunology) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva. She investigated the role of aHSPG post biosynthetic modification and its implication on endometrial cancer invasion and angiogenesis (2015-2020). She is currently doing her postdoc working on targeting BRCA mutated ovarian cancer resistant to PARP inhibitors. Nawel has been important for the development of organoid cell lines
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Zeinab is visiting Ph.D. student from the University of Tehran. She is currently doing her Ph.D. internship in the Labidi-Galy lab working on a study with the aim of deciphering and better understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment in endometriosis and endometriosis-associated of ovarian cancer. She is currently analysing tissue microarrays using multiplex immunohistochemistry.