University of Milan, Biological Sciences, Italy
Elisa Borghi, born in Varese in 1974, is an Assistant Professor in Microbiology at the University of Milan. She reveiced her degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Pavia, and her PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Milan. During PhD study, she has been research assistant for few months at the Center for Neurovirology and Cancer Biology of the Temple University of Philadelphia. Her scienctific activity has involved several fields of interest. At first she concentrated on the involvement of neurotropic viruses in aetiology of neurodegenerative disorders, especially studying Polymaviruses infection in HIV positive patients. Moreover, recently, she collaborated with Prof. Morace in the study of molecular aspects of bacterial and fungal infections, focused on rapid diagnosis and molecula typing of clinical isolates. In the last two years she focused her studies on microbial biofilm, especially in terms of antimicrobial drug resistance.
Dr. Borghi interest lies in Study of molecular mechanisms involved in pathogensis and antifungal resistance of bacterial and fungal strains organized in mono and poly microbial biofilm.