Simona Casarosa works as an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) of the University of Trento, Trento, Italy. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in neurobiology in 1997 at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, and then spent a successful four years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Francois Guillemot at IGBMC (Strasbourg, France). Casarosa then moved back to the Biology Department of the University of Pisa where she stayed until 2008. In January 2009 she moved to CIBIO, where she started her own lab. Research in her lab studies the factors and the molecular mechanisms driving the specification, proliferation, and differentiation of retinal stem and progenitor cells. Combining molecular biology and histological and immunological techniques together with embryo manipulations and transplants, their aim is to isolate and characterize new candidate factors important for retinogenesis.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013