Giulia Quattrocolo, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow




Education and Training: 

  • 2004-2007: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Universitá degli studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • 2007-2009: M.Sc. in Neurobiology, Universitá degli studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • 2009-2014: Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
  • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral fellow in Gordon Fishell Lab, New York University, New York, USA
  • 2017-Present:  Edvard Moser lab, NTNU Kavli institute for systems neuroscience, Trondheim, Norway

Current or Past Study:
I am interested in understanding the mechanisms guiding the formation of inhibitory circuits during the development. It has been shown how early activity, both at the cellular and at the network level, is fundamental for the correct assembly of neuronal networks: alteration in this early activity will affect the morphology, the electrophysiological properties and the connectivity of the neurons. What are the biological mechanisms linking this early activity to the proper development of GABAergic cells? And what is the role that different types of interneurons play in this process?