Dr. Gorrini's is currently appointed as a Senior Staff Scientist within the Cancer Therapeutic Unit at The Institute of Cancer Research in London, UK (main appointment), and is an Affiliate Scientist at UHN's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Dr. Gorrini completed the first stages of her education, including University degree, PhD and first postdoctoral experience, in Italy. In those years, she acquired a strong knowledge in cancer biology by studying the connection between DNA damage response pathways and oncogene-driven signalling in supporting malignant transformation. In 2007, Dr. Gorrini was awarded FIRC and EMBO international fellowships that allowed her to join the team of Dr. Tak Mak in Toronto as a senior postdoctoral fellow. Her project focused on the critical functions of the tumour suppressor BRCA1 in breast tumorigenesis. In 2015, Dr. Gorrini was appointed Junior Investigator in the Campbell Family Breast Cancer Institute at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She was recently awarded the prestigious Career Catalyst Research Grant by Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.