Dr. Lucia Zacchi


Dr Lucía Zacchi is a molecular biologist and genetic engineer. Her research aims to characterize the molecular machinery involved in the secretory pathway and to engineer this machinery for biomedical and biotechnological applications. Her focus is on the processes of protein glycosylation, secretion, and degradation. She employs a variety of techniques, including mass spectrometry proteomics, genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology to study mammalian cells, the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast), and bodily fluids and organs. At CBI Dr Zacchi is engineering bioprocesses and cell lines to optimise the production of biotherapeutic glycoproteins.
Dr Zacchi graduated from Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (Argentina) and the University of Minnesota (USA), and is a Fulbright and an Endeavour alumna.



Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, University of Minnesota