Karine Rizzoti, PhD. The Francis Crick Institute London, UK.

Salón de Actos - IIS Biogipuzkoa. – Ekitaldi Aretoa



Karine Rizzoti did her phD at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, in France where she studied cell movements during early development, using the amphibian embryo as a model. She then joined the laboratory of Robin Lovell-Badge, at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. Initially interested in mechanisms of neurogenesis in the mouse embryo, her work became gradually focused on development and function of the neuroendocrine hypothalamo-pituitary axis. She participated in pituitary stem cells discovery and is pursuing her studies of cell fate decisions both in the embryo and in adult stem cells, in the context of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis. She is still working in Robin Lovell-Badge’s lab, which has moved to the Francis Crick Institute.