Giulio Srubek Tomassy

Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Research Unit


Giulio Srubek Tomassy
Senior Scientist

Giulio Srubek Tomassy is a neuroscientist currently working in the Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Research Unit at Biogen, where his work focuses mainli on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy as well as other disease affecting skeletal muscle.

Previous to Biogen, Dr. Tomassy was a postdoc in the Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, in the laboratory of Prof. Paola Arlotta. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Tomassy developed a project aimed at elucidating the cellular and molecular developmental milestones required for myelination of central nervous system neuronal axons. Thanks to his work, which was published in the prestigious journal Science, Dr.Tomassy discovered a brand new way through which oligodendrocytes wrap around axons and form myelin in the cerebral cortex.

A developmental neurobiologist by background, Dr. Tomassy published several works, mostly focused on the transcriptional programs governing the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex.