Ilaria Di Resta

Associate Director, Translational Medicine
Research & Development

What I do at MMV:

I manage antimalarial drug development projects within the Translational Medicine group. This involves leading multidisciplinary and cross-functional drug development project teams working on antimalarial compounds from candidate selection to proof-of-concept.

Why I work at MMV:

Malaria is still an enormous medical challenge to be solved. Having the opportunity to contribute to the goal of overcoming drug resistance and eradicating malaria is very motivating. I’m thrilled to be a part of the MMV team and to be working towards developing appropriate medications for vulnerable populations impacted by malaria.

More about me:

I’m a Molecular Biologist and obtained my degree at the University of Naples with a further specialization in Molecular Virology at Loyola University in Chicago. I spent my first years doing lab research then in 2001, I entered the pharmaceutical company world in clinical development, clinical trials management. Since then I have been involved in several drug development challenges, mostly in oncology, autoimmune and rare pediatric diseases.

Ask me about:

Clinical development, project and vendor management for work related questions; non-work related, ask me about wine tasting, food tips, recipes, tango and sailing.