Chiara has a first degree and a PhD in chemistry, obtained from the University of Pisa and from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. During her PhD she focused on the structural biology and biochemistry of iron binding proteins and spent few months at EMBL in Heidelberg and a longer research time at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. She then moved across the pond, to carry out her post-doctoral work on protein-RNA interactions at Columbia University and then back to the UK, at Imperial College London, where she worked on viral proteins. She started her editorial career in October 2015 at Nature Communications and joined Nature Nanotechnology in June 2017. Chiara is based in London.