Dr Viola Introini

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College Research Associate
Research interestsDr Viola Introini is a Research Associate in Julian Rayner’s group at the
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research under the Junior
Interdisciplinary Wellcome Trust fellowship. She recently completed her
PhD in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory under the supervision of Prof
Pietro Cicuta, as student of the Corpus Christi College. She studies the
malaria disease though live microscopy and biophysics, particularly the
mechanism by which malaria parasites invade human red blood cells. She
has given invited talks at a number of international conferences and
obtained funding for a field trip to the KEMRI Research Institute in
She graduated at the University of Pavia, Italy, obtaining the
Bachelor and Master’s degree in Physics, with a focus on photonics and
nonlinear optics. In Pavia and in Cambridge, she worked as teaching
assistant and laboratory demonstrator for first-year undergraduate
She has been involved in outreach at the Cavendish Laboratory and in
consulting activities for Cambridge Consulting Network and i-Teams.
Loving nature and spending time outdoors, she undertook the Camino de
Santiago in 2015 and the UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 2018. She
nurtures multiple interests spanning from music and history, to crafts
such as making her own violin and knitting.