Paola Bardetti


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

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 growth-rate 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