Paola Arlotta, Ph.D.
Golub Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Dr. Paola Arlotta is a professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University, and chair of HSCRB. She is a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, where she is co-leader of the neuroscience program, an institute member at the Broad Institute, and an associate member of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute.
Dr. Arlotta is interested in understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation and assembly of the human brain’s cerebral cortex. The complexity of the brain fascinates her and she is driven to integrate developmental and evolutionary knowledge to investigate therapies for brain repair and for modeling neuropsychiatric disease.
Dr. Arlotta received her M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Trieste, Italy, and her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Portsmouth in the UK. She subsequently completed her postdoctoral training in neuroscience at Harvard Medical School.