Science Meets Music

Dr. Silvia Cappello

Apr 6,
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  • Location: The Benjamin School

Lecture: Dr. Silvia Cappello

Dr. Silvia Cappello is a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. Dr. Cappello complete undergraduate studies in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna. She then started her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Padua, Italy.

During her PhD she quickly got fascinated by the development of the brain and moved to the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and Helmholtz Center in Munich where she focused on understanding the complex process of neurogenesis in the developing mouse cerebral cortex. After the PhD she then moved to Columbia University, in New York and studied how neural stem cells and neurons migrate in the developing cortex.

Then she moved back to Europe at the Helmholtz Center and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich to continue working with neurogenesis and neuronal migration and focusing on mutations that affect proper development in human. Now she models human cortical malformations and human derived cerebral organoids in order to understand the principle molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating cortical development.