Francesca Storici was born in Triestre (Italy) in 1968. She received a Biology degree in 1993 from the University of Trieste and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS), working at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Trieste in 1998. From 1999 to 2007, she was a Visiting and then a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH) in North Carolina (USA). In 2007, she was a Research Assistant Professor at the Gene Therapy Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In August 2007 she joined the faculty at the School of Biology of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia as Assistant Professor and soon after she received the title of Distinguished Cancer Scholar from the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Her research is on genome stability, DNA repair and gene targeting.