Yale School of Medicine
University of Palermo (Italy), 1996, BS, Molecular Biology; EMBL/MPI-CBG, (Germany), 2002, PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology
Regenerative Biology, Tissue and Stem Cell Regulation, In vivo live imaging, Live imaging of Cancer Emergence and Correction, Genetics
Transformed our understanding of organ regeneration and stem cell function. Her group discovered that the niche regulates stem cell fate and number, stem cells respond to environmental demands, differentiation drives stem cell self-renewal, and homeostatic correction fights off emergence of disease including cancer in mammalian skin.