Goodbye to Postdoc Paolo Margaria
Posted: November 18, 2016
Dr. Cristina Rosa hosted a celebration on Nov. 18 for the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) to congratulate Dr. Paolo Margaria on his new position as Scientist in Molecular Plant Virology at the DSMZ "German Collection of Microorganisms and Plant Cell Cultures" Institute in Braunschweig, Germany. Paolo plans to begin his new responsibilities on Jan. 16.
Dr. Margaria arrived in the U.S. from Italy in May 2014 to begin his postdoctoral work in the Rosa lab. He has an outstanding curriculum vitae with more than twenty journal publications and an excellent record of service and teaching. Some of his many accomplishments while at Penn State are that he elucidated the function of the Ourmia melon virus movement protein and its relationship with plant proteins, applied principles of bioinformatics and confocal microscopy, and supervised high school and undergraduate students in an array of research projects.