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Paola Bardetti


I am a Molecular Biologist interested in microbial growth and morphology.

During my PhD, I studied the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis. In this organism virulence, morphogenesis and cell cycle are interconnected. I investigated the genetic systems and molecular pathways governing its cell cycle. 

My desire to understand cellular processes in a dynamic and quantitative manner brought me to New York City where I am currently doing my Postdoc in Physical Biology. In particular, I am investigating the control of cell shape in bacteria, such as Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia Coli. Elucidating these mechanisms is essential to understand the onset of antibiotic resistance as well to discover new targets for antibiotics. 


Today     Postdoctoral Scholar in Biophysics

               Biology Department, New York University, New York City, USA

2018       Ph.D. in Molecular Biology

               Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG)/ University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

2012       Master of Science Degree in Cell Molecular Biology

               University of Milan. Milan, Italy

2010       Bachelor Degree in Biology

               University of Milan. Milan, Italy

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