Giulia Quattrocolo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Giulia Quattrocolo

Contact Information

Phone: 212.263.7693
Fax: 212.263.9170
Email: Giulia.Quattrocolo@nyumc.org

Education and Training

Undergraduate/Graduate

  • 2014-present: Postdoctoral fellow in Gordon Fishell Lab, New York University, New York, USA
  • 2009-2014: Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
  • 2007-2009: M.Sc. in Neurobiology, Universitá degli studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • 2004-2007: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Universitá degli studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Current Study

I am interested in understanding the mechanisms guiding the formation of inhibitory circuits during the development. It has been shown how early activity, both at the cellular and at the network level, is fundamental for the correct assembly of neuronal networks: alteration in this early activity will affect the morphology, the electrophysiological properties and the connectivity of the neurons. What are the biological mechanisms linking this early activity to the proper development of GABAergic cells? And what is the role that different types of interneurons play in this process?