Elena Cattaneo#


Elena Cattaneo
Email:elena.cattaneo 'at' unimi.it
Membership Number:3339
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:ecattaneo
Homepage: http://www.cattaneolab.it





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 Director, UniStem, Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Milan
  • 2003 Full Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan
  • 2001 Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan
  • 1995 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Milan
  • 1989 - 1992 Visiting scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, Cambridge, (USA)
  • 1990 PhD in Biotechnology Applied to Pharmacology, University of Milan
  • 1986 Laurea Degree in Pharmacy (summa cum laude), University of Milan

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell biology
  • Stem cell neurobiology and differentiation
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Huntington's disease
  • Cholesterol dysfunction

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 ISSCR Public Service Award
  • 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award
  • 2013 Life Senator
  • 2012 Premio Tartufari Prize for Molecular and Genetic Biology
  • 2008 Grande Ippocrate Prize “Medical researcher of the year” for contribution to public outreach and dissemination on stem cells, honored by Unamsi (federation of italian science journalists) and Novartis Pharma
  • 2005 The Marisa Bellisario Prize (Italy)
  • 2005 The Chiara D’Onofrio Prize (Italy)
  • 2001 “Le Scienze” Prize for Medicine (Italy)
  • 2001 Gold Medal from the President of the Italian Republic, for her studies on neural stem cells

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