Francesco Della Valle, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

​Dr. Francesco is studying the tissue specific retrotransposition of line-1 repetitive elements during cell differentiation or transdifferentiation, and how they can affect cell fate determination.


  • ​Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Rome Torvergata, Italy, 2015
  • M.Sc., Medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2010
  • B.Sc., Biotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2008

Professional Profile

  • ​2016 - present: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (KEEP)
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering