Dr. Piras is involved in different projects with the Huentelman Lab and with several internal (TGen) and external collaborations. His main research interests are related to the genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics of Alzheimer’s disease, memory-related processes, aging, autism, and schizophrenia.
Dr. Piras graduated from University of Cagliari (Italy), and then received his Ph.D. from the same University with a dissertation in Human Population genetics in 2006. From 2007 to 2015, he worked as Senior Bioinformatician at the University of Corsica (France), University of Cagliari, SharDNA Life Sciences, and University Campus Bio-Medico (Italy). He also spent 7 months as visiting post-doc in 2012/2013 at TGen.
He joined TGen as an employee in August 2015 as Bioinformatician in the Huentelman Lab, and he became Research Assistant Professor in the same Lab in June 2017. He is the lead author and co-author of 35 publications spanning back to 2005