Dr Lia Pinto

Dr Lia Pinto


I joined the University of Leeds as a postdoctoral researcher in 2022 to study the interaction network of the beta-secretase BACE1.

Between 2017 and 2021 I joined the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Eric Van Dyck, to study the role of the chromatin remodeling factor DAXX in pediatric glioblastoma.

In 2017 I completed my MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies at the University of Trento (Italy), after a placement in Dr Jean-Christophe Bourdon’s lab at the University of Dundee.

Research interests

The beta-secretase BACE1 has been implicated in several disorders, notably Alzheimer’s Disease and insulin resistance, but few studies have tried to understand the physiological role of this protein. I am currently applying different mass spectrometry (MS) techniques to the study of the interaction network of BACE1, with a particular interest in new substrates and novel regulators.


  • PhD
  • MSc

Professional memberships

  • British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine