Immunobiology of Neurological Disorders Unit
Institute of Experimental Neurology and Division of Neuroscience
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Jul. 1994: Doctor in Biological Science, Faculty of Biology, University of Milan.
Dec. 2006: PhD in Human Biology (summa cum Laude), Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich
Oct. 1992-Jul. 1994: Thesis at the Department of Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy, directed by Dr. Giorgio Parmiani, at the National Institute of Cancer Research in Milan.
Sep. 1994-Apr. 1997: Fellow at the Department of Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy, directed by Dr. Giorgio Parmiani, at the National Institute of Cancer Research in Milan.
May 1997-Sep. 1998: Child care and transfer to Germany.
Oct. 1998-Mar. 2001: Fellow at the Department of Neuroimmunology, directed by Prof. Hartmut Wekerle, at the Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, and in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Neuroimmunology directed by Prof. Reinhard Hohlfeld, Munich.
Apr. 2001-Sep. 2005: Research Assistant at the Department of Neuroimmunology, directed by Prof. Hartmut Wekerle, at the Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, and in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Neuroimmunology directed by Prof. Reinhard Hohlfeld, Munich.
Oct. 2005-2010: Group Leader in the Unit of Neuroimmunology at the Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy. Position financed by Italian Ministry of Health (Brain Gain Program).
Since Nov. 2010: Group Leader at the Institute of Experimental Neurology, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
Nov. 2005: Young Investigator Award for Multiple Sclerosis Research (1st prize), European Charcot Foundation.
Jun. 2008: Best PhD contribution at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Nov. 2012: Trotula Award, Centro Studi Civitas Hippocratica, Salerno.
January 2014: National Habilitation as Associate Professor for 06/A2 General and Clinical Pathology, 05/H2 Histology, 05/F1 Applied Biology, 05/E2 Molecular Biology.
Expert Evaluator of the European Commission and of the Spanish Ministry for Health. Reviewer for several funding agencies, such as Agence Nationale de la recherché, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)/Welsh Assembly Government, UK multiple sclerosis society, DFG Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft, Foundation ARSEP-French MS research Society, SAO-FRMA Stichting voor Alzheimer Onderzoek-Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Maladie d'Alzheimer, AFMTéléthon, Referee for several international scientific journals, such as Journal of Experimental Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Glia, Journal of Neuroimmunology, Journal of Neurology, Brain Behaviour and Immunity, Pharmacogenomics. Grant Review Panel member of the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society Member of the Italian and of the International Society of Neuroimmunology. Member of the Executive Board of the Italian and International Societies of Neuroimmunology.
CNS Homeostasis and Pathology; Monitoring immunomodulatory therapies for multiple sclerosis; Transcriptomics, bioinformatics and systems biology in neurological disorders.