Marta Ciucani


I’m a biologist with a special interest in biodiversity and evolution. I earned my Master’s Degree at the University of Bologna in 2016 and I joined Tom Gilbert’s group in 2017 as an intern student working on Pleistocene Italian Wolf samples.

Currently, I am a PhD fellow in Pleistocene Wolf Evolution at the Natural History Museum of Denmark with Tom Gilbert and co-supervised by Matthew Collins.


My research aims to study ancient canid biodiversity using palaeogenomic and palaeoproteomic tools to recover evolutionary informative nucleotide and peptide data from subfossil samples from across the wolves’ Eurasian range in general, but Italy in particular. The primary goal of this project is to improve the information available upon which hypotheses as to the origin, spread, and evolution of this group of canids can be built.


Marta Maria Ciucani

Ph.d. stipendiat

Centre for EvoGenomics

Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark