Paola Baccaglini (USA/ Italy), Consultant, Board of Advisors, Scholars program Columbia University, NY


Paola Baccaglini is a neuroscientist trained at the University of California, San Diego and Harvard Medical School.
She was a faculty member at Northwestern University, moved to Pittsburgh Medical School and then to Padova, Italy, where one of the world’s oldest medical schools is located.

Born in Italy, Paola Baccaglini soon discovered two great passions in life: studying and traveling. Once she moved to the United States in the 1970s, her first passion eventually found its main object in the active research of the basic mechanisms underlying the workings of our nervous system and human behavior. The second passion eventually became the driving force behind her regular commuting between the U.S. and Europe, and her exploration of other societies.

Her particular interest in human behavior and different cultural backgrounds has promoted the acquisition of a significant network of professionals from various fields whom she involves directly in many projects, a personal involvement in a number of medically related projects on both sides of the Atlantic, and a continued support of students who like to explore unusual fields of study.