Born: January 21, 1961, Bologna, Italy
Office Address: IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, via Altura 1/8, 40139 Bologna (Italy)
1986: M.D., University of Bologna, Italy
1990: Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy.
1995: Ph.D., Neurological Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
2008: Anatomic Pathology, University of Bologna, Italy
1986-87: Research Fellow, Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Endocrinology, University of Modena, Italy.
1990-93: Clinical Assistant and Research Fellow, Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy.
1993-1998: Research Associate, Institute of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1998-1999: Assistant Professor, Institute of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1999-2013: Ricercatore (Assistant Professor), Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
2013-: Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy
Fields of interest: Biomarkers in Neurology, Neuropathology and molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases (prion and prion-like).
Financial support from MURST, EU Commission and the Italian Ministry of Health. Referee for several International Scientific Journals. Editorial Board Member of Acta Neuropathologica, Neuropathology and Journal of Alzheimer Disease.
Author of 200 peer-reviewed scientific reports cited in PubMed, Scopus or the Journal of Citation Reports (total IF: ~ 1100; h index= 65; total citations: ~ 14500) and of 20 chapters edited in International books.