Laura brings expertise in bioimaging and neuroscience with a particular focus on microscopy with state-of art technologies.
Laura joined the Wyss Center in September 2016 as Microscopy Facility Manager bringing expertise in bioimaging and neuroscience. She works closely with the Preclinical Neuroscience Platform (PNP) Manager to establish new resources and now manages the microscopy facility which offers both technical support and innovation in imaging technology.
In conjunction with the Scientific Coordinator, Stéphane Pagès, she contributed to the development of the Advanced Lightsheet Imaging Center, a cutting edge platform, available to any researcher, worldwide.
Laura gained professional experience at EMBL, Rome where she worked in the microscopy facility and as postdoc in the pain research field, developing her skills in microscopy with state-of art technologies. She received her PhD in Neuroscience in 2010 at the University College of Dublin, which saw her involved in a project on hypoxia and neuro-inflammation.
Study contributes to our understanding of how cocaine withdrawal affects brain circuits
The results could help clinicians understand addiction and enable people to better manage substance withdrawal.Collaboration
Peeking inside ‘mini-brains’ could boost understanding of the human brain in health and disease
Revealing details of the internal structure of ‘mini-brains’ could help accelerate drug studies and may offer alternatives to some animal testing.Collaboration
New microscopes to unravel the mysteries of brain organization
Researchers around the world share their stunning images and insights: The open source mesoSPIM Initiative.Collaboration