Andrea Raso was born August 24th 1988 in Polistena, a little town of the South-Italy. He achieved his Master degree in Medical Biotechnology on March 2014 at Trieste University, Italy. During the last year of Master, he performed his internship at the laboratory of Molecular Medicine at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy), under supervision of Prof. Dr. Mauro Giacca. The topic of his lab experience was “ Characterization of different Adeno Associated Virus (AAV) serotypes as gene doping vector” and his master thesis was written under the supervision of Dr. Serena Zacchigna. During this period, He also developed a strong interest in molecular mechanisms underlying gene regulation, related to cardiac disease. He started to work as a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Dr. Leon de Windt in October 2014. His PhD thesis concentrates on noncoding RNAs controlling various cardiomyocyte phenotypes.