Location: DIBIT2, Floor 1, A4, Room 11
Deputy director, Division of Neuroscience
Head, Axo-glia interactions Unit
Carla Taveggia graduated in Biology at the University of Milan and obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Open University London, UK. She then moved in New York, US at the NYU Medical Center, where she investigated the role of the axonal molecules controlling myelination. Her studies demonstrated that Neuregulin1 type III is an essential instructive signal for PNS myelination as its axonal dosage regulates the amount of myelin produced. During these studies she was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In 2007 she was awarded a Transition Career Award from Federazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla. She thus moved back to Italy in 2008, to establish her research group at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, where she has been since then and where, since 2017, she is deputy director of the Division of Neuroscience. In San Raffaele she continued to study the mechanisms controlling neuronal glial communication and identified the secretase TACE as a post-transcriptional regulator of Neuregulin1 cleavage and activity. More recently, her laboratory identified in Prostaglandin D2 synthase and its signaling mechanism a novel pathway regulating PNS myelin formation and maintenance.
She has been invited to present her work at single Institution as well as in several international meetings, among which the Euroglia Meeting; the Myelin Gordon Research Conference; and the 2010 Myelin Meeting at Les Treilles Fondation featuring the principal scientists working on myelination.
2017-today Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
2011-today Group Leader, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
2011-2014 Associate FISM Scientist, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
2008-2011 Assistant FISM Scientist, Career Program, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
2007-2011 Transition Career Award “Borsa Senior Rita Levi Montalcini” awarded by FISM, Italy
2002-2007 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
1998-2002 PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Open University Program, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan Italy
1996-1997 Scholarship awarded by IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
2014 ANVUR Italian national scientific qualification – Associate Professor in Applied Biology
2009 P.K. Thomas Award –Peripheral Nerve society Meeting. Wurzburg Germany
2007 Transition Career Award “Borsa Senior Rita Levi Montalcini” awarded by FISM, Italy
2006 Dale McFarlin Travel Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York.
1996-1997 Scholarship awarded by IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan Italy
1997 National Licence in Biology, University of Milan
1996 Degree in Biology, University of Milan