Gianluca D’Agati obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) in 2013. Later that year, he joined the group of Prof. Konrad Basler at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences of the University of Zurich. During his Master’s project in the Basler lab, Gianluca used the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a tool to study the involvement of tetraspanin proteins in Ras-dependent tumors. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Genetics in 2014, he continued working on that project as a scientific assistant. In 2015, Gianluca started his PhD and moved into zebrafish research in the lab of Prof. Christian Mosimann, where he is currently investigating the genetic causes of mesoderm-derived tumors.