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Soraya Scuderi, PhD

Associate Research Scientist - Child Study Center

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Soraya Scuderi, PhD



Soraya Scuderi is an Associate Research Scientist in the Vaccarino Lab - Yale University . She earned her BS and MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Catania, Italy. She completed postdoctoral training at Yale Child Study Center where she started using iPSC derived organoid's technology to model brain development. The challenge of treating human brain disorders lies in the complexity of the nervous system formation. Scuderi's research focuses on understanding specification of brain regions and deciphering transcriptomic and molecular networks underlying those processes by using neural organoids. She is part of the Brain Initiative project “Engineering of organoid-based brain circuits" PIs Prof. F. Vaccarino and Prof. A. Levchenko.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Catania, Neuropharmacology (2015)
  • MSc
    University of Catania, Molecular Cellular Biology (2011)
  • BS
    University of Catania, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Yale Mentoring Award for postdoctoral scholars 2024Office of the Provost and the Yale Postdoctoral Association 2024

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