Davide Randazzo, Ph.D., received his B.S. in biological sciences (summa cum laude) in 2005 at the University of Palermo (Italy) discussing a thesis focused on the regulation of muscle-specific transcription factors during early and late muscle cell differentiation. This work continued as Dr. Randazzo earned his doctoral degree as part of a partnership with the University of Palermo and the National Council of Researches, Italy, from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, he moved to the University of Siena for a postdoctoral position where he characterized a mouse model knockout for the muscle protein Obscurin. In 2014, he moved to U.S. for a position as a visiting fellow at the NIAMS.

Research Statement

Dr. Randazzo's research focuses on: skeletal muscle physiology; structural organization of the sarcomere in striated muscles; organization and function of the microtubule cytoskeleton in healthy and diseased skeletal muscle fibers; and Duchenne muscular dystrophy and related murine models.


University of Palermo (Italy) and National Council of Researches (Italy)
Ph.D., 2009

University of Palermo (Italy)
B.S., Biological Sciences, 2005, summa cum laude


Visiting Fellow
Light Imaging Section / Office of Science and Technology, NIAMS, NIH, 2014 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Siena (Italy), 2010-2014

Last Updated: January 2020