Arianna Mangiavacchi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Dr. Arianna's research interests mostly lie in transposable elements dynamics in adult stem cells multilineage differentiation, reprogramming, and plasticity.

Selected Publications

The miR-223 host non-coding transcript linc-223 induces IRF4 expression in acute myeloid leukemia by acting as a competing endogenous RNA
Mangiavacchi A, Sorci M, Masciarelli S, Larivera S, Legnini I, Iosue I, Bozzoni I, Fazi F, Fatica A
Oncotarget. 2016 Aug 9. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.11165

A feedforward regulatory loop between HuR and the long noncoding RNA linc-MD1 controls early phases of myogenesis
Legnini I, Morlando M, Mangiavacchi A, Fatica A, Bozzoni I
Mol Cell. 2014 Feb 6;53(3):506-14. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2013.12.012. Epub 2014 Jan 16

The microRNA-26a target E2F7 sustains cell proliferation and inhibits monocytic differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia cells
Salvatori B, Iosue I, Mangiavacchi A, Loddo G, Padula F, Chiaretti S, Peragine N, Bozzoni I, Fazi F, Fatica A
Cell Death Dis. 2012 Oct 25;3:e413. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2012.151

Critical Role of c-Myc in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Involving Direct Regulation of miR-26a and Histone Methyltransferase EZH2
Salvatori B, Iosue I, Djodji Damas N, Mangiavacchi A, Chiaretti S, Messina M, Padula F, Guarini A, Bozzoni I, Fazi F, Fatica A
Genes Cancer. 2011 May;2(5):585-92. doi: 10.1177/1947601911416357


  • Ph.D., Genetics and Molecular Biology, Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2015
  • M.Sc., Genetics and Molecular Biology, Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2011
  • B.Sc., Biology, Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2009

Professional Profile

  • ​2015- present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • ​2014: Best project of Sapienza University

KAUST Affiliations

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