Giulia Piaggio received her degree in Biological Sciences and her postgraduate degree in Clinical Pathology at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. From 1988 to 1990 she accomplished a two years postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Gene Expression of European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, under the supervision of Professor Riccardo Cortese. She joined in 1991 the “Regina Elena” Cancer Institute of Rome as senior staff scientist where she is still working as a team leader. In the last ten years she spent several periods as visiting scientist in the laboratory of Molecular Growth Regulation, directed by Dr. Keiko Ozato, of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH in Bethesda. Since her postdoc at EMBL she is interested in transcriptional regulation of gene expression during cell proliferation. During her visits at NIH she set up several techniques to follow transcriptional molecular mechanisms in living cells and tissues such as in vivo genomic footprinting, chromatin immunoprecipitation and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP). Recently, she is involved in the development of a transgenic mouse model to follow physiological and pathological proliferation events by BLI.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012