Carla Taveggia

Carla Taveggia

Location: DIBIT2, Floor 1, A4, Room 11

Deputy director, Division of Neuroscience
Group leader, 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 the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, where she has been since then.

At OSR, she continued to study the mechanisms controlling neuronal glial communication and identified several molecules implicated in this process. More recently, she became interested in studying the role of perineural invasion in cancer nerves.

In 2019 she became Deputy director of the Division of Neuroscience and from 2019 she serves as Director of the Division of Neuroscience.

She has been invited to present her work at single Institution as well as in 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

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