Marco Muzi-Falconi was born in Milano, Italy, in 1965. He received a degree in biological sciences (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. From 1993 to 1997, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. Since 1998, he has been leading a research group at the Università degli Studi di Milano, where he works now as an Associate Professor of molecular biology. He has worked for several years on the mechanisms controlling initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication during the cell cycle. Later on, using budding yeast and culture cells as model systems, he started investigating the cell-cycle checkpoints, genetically controlled mechanisms that coordinate DNA repair, DNA replication, recombination with cell cycle progression. He also has an interest in mechanisms controlling mitosis and mitochondrial function. He serves as an Associate Editor for DNA Repair and as an Academic Editor for PLoS ONE.
Biography Updated on 21 June 2011