Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which peripheral nervous system (PNS) neurons regenerate to identify potential targets for future therapeutic interventions in the setting of central nervous system (CNS) injury. The ongoing research efforts in my laboratory explore the injury-induced molecular pathways elicited in both cell body and axon that enable axon regeneration.Uniquely, my approach bridges the gap between cell biology and neuroscience to conduct a detailed study of the biology underlying axon regeneration.

Professional Education
  • BSc: University of Geneva Switzerland, 1987-1994
  • PhD: University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1995-2000
  • MSc: University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1995-2000
  • Neuroscience Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
  • Neurosciences Program Molecular Cell Biology Program Developmental
  • Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology Program

Cavalli Lab

Cavalli Lab

Research in Cavalli laboratory focuses on elucidating the neuronal, glial and immune mechanisms that dictate the regenerative response of peripheral sensory neurons and to relate this information to the lack of regenerative capacity in the central nervous system.

PI: Valeria Cavalli, PhD