School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Dr Detina Zalli


Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Nanchang Joint Programme

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3205
Room Number: Room 3.12, Fogg building


Dr Detina Zalli is a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences in Queen Mary University of London where she teaches in the area of Cell Biology.

Dr Zalli earned her PhD in University of Leicester, UK. Her research focused on NIMA (Never In Mitosis Gene A)- Related Kinase 8 mutated in the human cystic kidney disease nephronophthisis, that she found to be both activated and degraded during ciliogenesis.

Dr Zalli carried her postdoctoral research training in Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she focused on actin-binding protein cofilin and its interaction with cortactin found to be required for podosome patterning in Osteoclasts and Bone Resorption In Vivo and In Vitro.

In Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, she directed multiple courses for undergraduate and graduate medical, dental and biomedical students and directed biotech journal club, connecting academia with industry.

Dr Zalli is also the founder of We Speak Science, a non profit institution, the aim of which is to increase awareness of science and medicine in the USA and Europe.  Her biggest passion is doing research and sharing her knowledge with others.