Understanding human brain development and disease: from embryos to organoids

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
CUIMC, Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st floor, 710 West 168th Street
Paola Arlotta is interested in understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation, and assembly into working circuitry of clinically relevant neuron types in the cerebral cortex. The complexity of the nervous system fascinates her, and she is driven to integrate developmental and evolutionary knowledge to inform novel strategies for circuit repair in the cortex. Arlotta received her Master’s in Biochemistry from the University of Trieste, Italy, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Portsmouth, UK. She came to Boston as a postdoctoral fellow in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and, in 2008, she joined the Harvard faculty. In 2014 she was promoted to Professor in the department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and in 2018 she was appointed the inaugural professor to the Golub Family Chair. She has been a Principal Faculty Member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute since 2007 and is also affiliated with the Center for Brain Science. Arlotta is the recipient of many awards, including the 2017 George Ledlie Prize from Harvard and a 2018 von Humboldt Foundation research award. Her work has been published in Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Cell Biology, and Neuron.
Paola Arlotta, PhD
Home Institution: 
Harvard University
Event Types: 
Neurobiology Seminars