Emilia Favuzzi, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow



Education and Training:
2017-present Postdoctoral associate, Gord Fishell lab, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT & Harvard Medical School, USA

2011-2017 Ph.D. in Neuroscience (summa cum laude), University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, Spain and King’s College London, UK. Beatriz Rico lab.

2008-2010 M.Sc. (Hons) in Neurobiology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

2004-2008 B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Current or Past Study:
Understanding how neuronal connections are organized in functional networks during development is key to understand brain function. Cortical interneurons have a remarkable diversity of connectivity patterns and critically shape cortical function. Yet, how inhibitory circuit specificity is achieved during development is largely unknown. During my postdoc, I will investigate the different mechanisms underlying inhibitory synapse specificity and I will explore how this is built during development.