Francesca Balordi, PhD
Scientific Director Medicus International, NY
Education and Training:
- 8/03-1/08: Ph.D. Student, Gordon Fishell Lab, Skirball Institute, NYU School of Medicine, NY
- 10/01-7/02: Junior Research Fellow in Molecular and Cell Biology in the Laboratories of the Department of Experimental Oncology at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
- 7/01: B.S. in Medical Biotechnology, Università Statale di Milano, Italy
Current or Past Study:
In this period Francesca worked in the Fishell as a Ph.D. student. She was involved in the study of Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway in telencephalic stem cells maintenance, in perinatal and adult mice. In particular she focused on understanding whether Hh is required for establishing the subventricular (SVZ) stem cell niche and/or maintaining neurogenesis in this germinal center throughout adulthood. The title of her thesis was: "Analysis of the requirement for Hedgehog signaling in perinatal and adult SVZ stem cell niche within the mouse telencephalon".