Professor La Sala graduated in Biological Sciences from Università “La Sapienza” in Rome. She obtained a PhD in Reproduction and Development Sciences and Biotechnology from Tor Vergata University in Rome (2009). She works as a Technologist at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cellular Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR).
Furthermore, she has always carried out research activities in the field of biomedical research aimed at studying human diseases. Professor La Sala has acquired extensive experience studying functional genomics in the mouse model, namely transgenic murine models for orphan neuroreceptor coding genes coupled to G-protein, GPR37 and Gpr37L1, related to brain development and reproductive system disorders. Over the past ten years, she has carried out research activities within the European Mouse Mutant Archive (MMA) and the Monterotondo Mouse Clinic (MMC) infrastructural networks, for the production, phenotypic analysis, cryopreservation and large-scale distribution of standardized mutant murine strains innovative models of human diseases and related bio-informatics resources.
She is currently carrying out research activities at Tor Vergata University in Rome.