Please join me in welcoming Dr Lucia Poggi, Cell Biology Leader to the David J Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology.
Lucia received her MSc and PhD from the University of Pisa, Italy. After an internship at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, she went on to do postdoctoral research in England, at the University of Cambridge, where she established methods of cellular-resolution microscopy to directly observe individual retinal stem cells as they divide and differentiate in the intact living embryo.
Cell fate identity
After being awarded a DFG Research Grant for Principal Investigator, Lucia was appointed Independent Junior Group Leader in the Centre for Organismal Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Her current research interests focus on understanding the in-vivo cell biology of asymmetric cell division and fate identity acquisition during ocular development and regeneration. These are new and very exciting areas of research for our laboratory.