Giuseppina Tesco


Giuseppina Tesco
Home Town
Prato, Italy
Prior Degrees

MD, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
PhD, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Sackler Program(s)

What is the ultimate goal of your research?

My research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease. We have recently identified a novel mechanism of regulation of BACE1 levels and activity by the trafficking molecule GGA3 and ubiquitin. This pathway may be a way to regulate BACE1 activity and lead to the development of therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

What excites you about your research?

The idea that the next discovery will help to better understand the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and help us find a cure.

What do you like best about Sackler students?

I love their eagerness to learn.

What qualities distinguish the Sackler School from other graduate schools?

The close relation between faculty and students is something special.

What do you do to relax?

Travel and photography are favorite pasttimes.

What is your favorite Boston restaurant?

I really enjoy Helmand in Cambridge.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development