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Paola Sgadò , Ph.D.

Paola Sgadò was born in Carrara, Italy. After her Master Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa, she obtained her Ph.D. at the Department of Neuoranatomy of the University of Heidelberg in Germany, working on the role of the Engrailed transcritpion factors in development and maintenance of mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons, under the supervision of Dr. Horst Simon. She moved than back to Italy for a post-doc at the Department of Neuroscience in Pisa, to study animal models of Parkinson’s disease with Prof. Giovanni Corsini. Recently she joined the laboratory of Molecular Neurpoathology at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO, University of Trento). Her research interests are the molecular bases of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and epilepsy.