Dr Flaviano Giorgini
Reader in Neurogenetics
Tel: 0116 252 3485
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
BSc (West Lafayette), MA (St. Louis), PhD (Seattle)
Flaviano Giorgini grew up amidst the corn fields of Indiana and pursued a BSc degree in Biological Sciences (with an emphasis in Genetics) at Purdue University. During his undergraduate years he worked in the laboratory of legendary biochemist Prof H. Edwin Umbarger, known as the father of feedback inhibition. He obtained a MA degree in Molecular Genetics at Washington University in Saint Louis (with Prof Ian Duncan in Drosophila developmental genetics) and a PhD in Genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle (with Prof Robert Braun, currently Associate Director of the Jackson Laboratory, in murine germ cell developmental genetics).
His interest in neurodegeneration research began as a Senior Fellow in the laboratory of Dr Paul Muchowski (Gladstone Institutes, UCSF). His work in this group, combined with his background in genetics and model organisms, formed the basis for his current research in neurogenetics at the University of Leicester. He has been a Lecturer in the Department of Genetics since 2006, and in 2007 was awarded the MRC New Investigator Award.
MSc Molecular Genetics Mouse as a model organism
BS3018 Mouse transgenic technologies
MG3050 Huntington’s disease
BS1005 Genes’ – practicals
Medical School Year 1 Molecules, Genes and Disease - tutorials