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Caterina La Porta

Caterina A. M. La Porta is currently associate professor of General Pathology at University of Milan and group leader of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory. In 2015, she founded the Center for Complexity & Biosystems at the University of Milan. She has been visiting scientist in many international universities and institutes, including University of North Carolina, MIT, Cornell University, Weizmann Institute and Aalto University. The focus of her group is to understand cancer progression, cell cycle division  and related mechanical properties. The group is also investigating the mechanisms underlining neurodegenerative pathologies. Member of many international societies, referee and member of the editorial board of many international journals. She organized several workshops and conferences including two interdisciplinary workshops on the physics of cancer funded by CECAM and ESF.

Website: http://www.oncolab.unimi.it; http://www.complexity.unimi.it