Maria Antonietta Tosches

Maria Antonietta Tosches studied developmental biology and neuroscience at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa in Italy. She earned her PhD at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Germany, where she conducted research on the early evolution of nervous systems. As a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, she investigated the evolution of the cerebral cortex in turtles and lizards. Since 2019, she has been an assistant professor at Columbia University in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Nedah Nemati
Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience (2022-25)