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Hilda Amalia Pasolli, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Using electron microscopy and other techniques, Dr. Pasolli studies how stem cells located within the skin give rise to the skin’s top layer, the epidermis, and to skin appendages such as hair follicles, sebaceous glands and sweat glands.

Working closely with Elaine Fuchs, Dr. Pasolli uses a broad repertoire of ultrastructural approaches to visualize normal and aberrant skin cell structures after key signaling molecules in the skin have been deleted or disrupted. Dr. Pasolli has collaborated on many projects in the Fuchs lab to obtain important insights on how skin cells proliferate, differentiate and regenerate. Elucidating the normal process of tissue development is an important first step in understanding how these processes go awry in genetic skin diseases, including cancers.

Dr. Pasolli received her Ph.D. in chemical sciences from the Cordoba National University in Argentina in 1993. She conducted postdoctoral research in the department of neurobiology at Heidelberg University in Germany from 1994 until 1998. She then returned to Cordoba as assistant professor and researcher at the Center for Electron Microscopy. She joined the Fuchs lab at Rockefeller as a research assistant professor in 2002 and was promoted to research associate professor in 2008. Dr. Pasolli was twice the recipient of the Diatome Award for her work on electron microscopy of skin, presented at the 2005 and 2011 Microscopy and Microanalysis meetings.