Paolo Maiuri, a physicist expert in quantitative biology, directs the Spatiotemporal organization of the nucleus research program at IFOM.
Born in Salerno in 1979, Maiuri graduated in physics at the University "Federico II" in Naples and successively moved to the study of the living matter with a PhD in the Molecular Virology group headed by Alessandro Marcello at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy). read more
Cells are naturally exposed to a variety of mechano-chemical stimuli coming from the surrounding microenvironment. They sense and react to such stimuli by initiating specific signaling cascades and/or changing their geometry, adapting both their structural organization and tensional state. The main interest of the lab is to study this process focusing on its impact on the cell nucleus.read more