Alessandra Angelucci - Short Bio
Dr. Angelucci is currently the Mary H. Boesche Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Utah, Moran Eye Institute.
In 1990 she received an M.D. from the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” (Italy), where she worked in the Dept. of Human Physiology in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Caminiti on the connectivity of the primate motor cortex.
In 1996, she received a PhD from MIT (Cambridge MA, USA), where she worked in the Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in the laboratory of Dr. Mriganka Sur on the developmental plasticity of the visual system in the ferret.
From October 1996 to May 2000, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UCL (London, UK), Institute of Ophthalmology, in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Lund, on the anatomy and physiology of the primate visual cortex.
In May 2000 she was awarded a 5-yr Career Development Fellowship from the Royal Society.
In Jan 2001 she was hired as a faculty at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. She was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2008 and to full Professor in 2014.
Her laboratory studies the structure and function of neural circuits in the primate visual cortex.