Professor Nadia Rosenthal is Head of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's Outstation in Monterotondo (Rome), Italy. She moved to EMBL in 2001 from Harvard Medical School, where she directed a biomedical research laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and served as an editor at the New England Journal of Medicine. Professor Rosenthal is a member of EMBO, and has been awarded the Ferrari-Soave Prize in Cell Biology. She has served on numerous grant review committees, advisory panels and editorial boards and is a member of the European Group on Life Sciences. She currently holds a visiting Professorship at the University of Western Australia. Professor Rosenthalës laboratory has a strong interest in developmental genetics of skeletal muscle and heart with a parallel focus in the molecular biology of aging and stem cell-mediated regeneration.