Simona Casarosa , Ph.D.
Simona Casarosa was born in Pisa, Italy. After her Master Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa, she obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Neurobiology at the same University, working on eye-specific transcription factors in the developing Xenopus embryo, under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppina Barsacchi. Then she moved for a post-doc to IGBMC (Strasbourg, France) to work with Francois Guillemot on telencephalic development in the mouse. Back in Italy, she worked in the Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pisa and recently established her own lab at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO, University of Trento). Her research interests are the molecular bases of neural and retinal development and degenerative diseases of the retina.