Luca Colnaghi, PhD

Dr. Luca Colnaghi is a postdoctoral associate at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy. He received his PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from NYU Langone Medical Center. Under the supervision of dr. Huang, he studied how post-translational modifications of the proteins FANCI and FANCD2 caused the Fanconi Anemia disorder. He next focused his attention on the molecular mechanism of memory, under the supervision of Dr. Eric Kandel. While working at Columbia University, he and his colleagues described how a physiological prion-like mechanism may be involved in memory persistence. Currently, he works on the molecular pathological aspects of learning and memory.