Born in Foggia, a sweltering town between the spur and the heel of the Italian boot, Giorgia invested a significant part of her life trying to understand how life works. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a M.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology, both obtained with distinction from the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. After a research stay in Cambridge, UK, where she dealt with some nasty, die-hard bacteria, she spent the last five years at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, finding out how embryos are shaped. Giorgia’s efforts to control contraction in individual Drosophila’s cells using lasers have earned her the nickname ‘fly zapper’ and a PhD in Biology summa cum laude. In the rare moments away from the lab, Giorgia enjoyed writing for the EMBL magazine, organizing science outreach events, and sharing cool facts about biology with students across Europe. When not at MIT (guglielm (at) mit.edu), she can be found on Twitter @GiorgiaWithAnI or on a bike somewhere in Massachusetts.
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