Maria Grazia Malabarba is a Staff Scientist at IEO and a Researcher at the Department of Oncology and Hemato-Oncology, University of Milan. She obtained her Degree in Biology at the University of Pavia and her PhD in Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Milan. During her PhD, she transferred to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Frederick, MD, USA, where she started her scientific career as postdoctoral fellow. During her time at the NCI, she was involved in projects related to the study of intracellular signaling pathways triggered upon cytokine receptor activation. In the late nineties, she returned to Milan and joined Prof. Pier Paolo Di Fiore’s laboratory, where she has been ever since. Her research has mainly focused on investigating the role on endocytic proteins in tumorigenesis, and her work has led to establishment of C. elegans as an animal model system for these studies. More recently, Maria Grazia has collaborated with other members of the lab on studies investigating the role of endocytosis in the regulation of EGFR signaling. Furthermore, she provides managerial and administrative support in the planning and execution of scientific activities and research projects in the group. As a University Researcher, she teaches General Pathology to undergraduate students.
Most Relevant Publications
J Cell Biol, 2018
A snapshot of the physical and functional wiring of the Eps15 homology domain network in the nematode.
Plos One, 2013