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          Marcella Carollo Biography  

Marcella Carollo observing
at the CFH telescope

Marcella Carollo

I was born in Sicily, and obtained my Master degree ("Laurea") in Biophysics at the University in my home town, Palermo. I later decided to follow my dream of a research career in Astrophysics. I went to Munich and studied for my Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet. After holding a European Fellowship at the Leiden Observatory, I came to the US in 1996 with a three-year Hubble Fellowship, which I held at the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. Afterwards, I moved to the Big Apple as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University. I have recently moved back to Europe, taking up a new position as Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). I am looking forward to continuing to study the amazing beauty of the galaxies from the terrestrial beauty of Switzerland.