Martina Proietti Onori

Martina is an EMBO awardee postdoctoral research fellow at the Zuckerman Institute in the lab of Prof. Franck Polleux where she studies the contribution of human-specific gene duplications in the evolution of the human brain.
In addition to her academic achievements, she is an advocate of equitable access to educational resources which she demonstrated through her commitment to mentorship and science outreach activities. She organized workshops to foster public enthusiasm for neuroscience research in the context of the Brain Awareness Week and she is actively seeking opportunities to engage with students to offer supervision and mentorship, including her latest contribution as a mentor in the BRAINYAC program. As chair of the Outreach and Communication Committee of CUPS, Martina aspires to build bridges between scientists of various disciplines and facilitate their engagement with the general public.