2017-2019 Research Fellow in skeletal muscle physiology and plasticity, 1 Laboratory for Muscle Plasticity and 2 Sports Medicine Research group, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

2013-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow in skeletal muscle physiology, Clinical, Metabolic and Molecular Physiology group, MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing, University of Nottingham, UK.

2014 PhD in skeletal muscle physiology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

2010 Masters Science by Research (MRes) in skeletal muscle physiology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

2008 Specialisation degree (MSc) (110/110 cum laude) in Theory of adapted and preventive motor activities, UCSC Milano, Italy

2006 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Exercise and Sports Science, UCSC Milano, Italy

FRANCHI MV, ATHERTON PJ, REEVES ND, FLÜCK M, WILLIAMS J, MITCHELL WK, SELBY A, BELTRAN VALLS RM & NARICI MV, 2014. Architectural, functional and molecular responses to concentric and eccentric loading in human skeletal muscle. Acta Physiologica (Oxford, England). 210(3), 642-54

FRANCHI MV, RUOSS S, SMITH K, ATHERTON PJ, NARICI MV & FLÜCK M, 2018. Regional regulation of focal adhesion kinase after concentric and eccentric loading is related to remodeling of human skeletal muscle. Acta Physiologica (Oxford, England), 223(3), e13056

FRANCHI MV, FITZE DP, HAHN D, RAITERI BJ, & SPÖRRI J, 2019. Ultrasound-derived Biceps Femoris long head fascicle length: extrapolation pitfalls. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, ePub ahead of print

FRANCHI MV, REEVES ND & NARICI MV, 2017. Skeletal muscle remodelling in response to eccentric vs. concentric loading: morphological, molecular and metabolic adaptations. Frontiers in Physiology, Vol 8 pp:447.

WILKINSON DJ *, FRANCHI MV *, BROOK MS, NARICI MV, WILLIAMS JP, MITCHELL WK, SZEWCZYK NJ, GREENHAFF PL, ATHERTON PJ & SMITH K, 2014. A validation of the application of D2O stable isotope tracer techniques for monitoring day-to-day changes in muscle protein sub-fraction synthesis in humans. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism 306 (5), E571-E579 (* = equal first co-authorship)

Balgrist Foundation (Balgrist Stiftung, Zurich, CH) 2019 – 240000 CHF (Co-applicant).
"Application of ultrasound and shear wave elastography to quantify morphological and mechanical properties of muscles and tendons: new opportunities for addressing unmet clinical needs in sports medicine."