Luca Gessa completed the bachelor degree at the University of Sassari in Biological Sciences in Italy. Then he completed the master degree in Molecular Biosciences at the University of Oslo, Norway, with the thesis: Characterization of an evolutionary conserved human methyltransferase. The result obtained during the master thesis are included in a manuscript published in 2021 (doi: 10.1093/nar/gkab088).
He has joined the Integrated Structural Biology lab at ICTER in March 2021. His research will focus on the structure and the functions the proteins involved in the visual cycle.