Internal Supervisors


From 2006 is Associate Professor in Molecular Biology, starting the new Laboratory of Cerebral Cortex Development at SISSA.


Stefano Gustincich obtained his PhD in Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology at SISSA, Trieste, Italy, studying genes involved in the negative control of cell proliferation.


Since December 2006, he has joined the faculty of the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), in Trieste, where he is currently managing a new Prion Biology Laboratory. 

Associated members

Working at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, his main interest is focused on the function and the evolution of the non-coding portion of the genome (regulatory regions, non-coding RNAs, transposons), how these features shaped the genomes of living organisms, the way in which they affect transcription and their impact in the establishment of complexity.

Head of the Neurogenesis and Repair Lab at the University of Trieste, he is interested in neurodegeneration, spontaneous plastic/regenerative responses and the development of restorative strategies based on neuroprotective agents and/or cell replacement in rodents. 


Paolo Carloni’s research focuses on molecular simulation and bioinformatics approaches to molecular biophysics, molecular medicine and structural genomics.


Silvia Onesti is a member of the Biological Macromolecules Commission within the International Union of Crystallography.


From 2008 he is a Team and Unit Leader and a Deputy Project Director at the RIKEN Omics Science Center in Yokohama


Since the beginning of her career, Maria Laura Bolognesi has focused on the design and synthesis of small molecules as chemical probes for the investigation of biological targets or as drug candidates.


His research has focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying specification and patterning as well as evolution of the developing mammalian brain.