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is actually Head of the Clinical Neuroimmunology Unit and Director of the Institute of Experimental Neurology (INSPE) at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan. He obtained a degree in medicine, with a consecutive PhD in cell biology and residency in neurology in 2007. He did a Post-Doc at Neuroimmunology Unit – DIBIT, San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan and was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Neurology of the University of Chicago (U.S.A.) in 1992 and a Visiting Scientist in Clinical Laboratories of Sao Rafael Hospital, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil in 1993. Then, in 1994-95 he had a Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh (U.S.A.) and in 1996-99 a Post-doctoral fellow at Neuroimmunology Unit of the Department of Neuroscience of DIBIT-San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan. In 2014 he also received the abilitation as Full Professor in General Pathology and in Applied Biology. His field of research is neuroimmunology and neurology, with more than 150 publications in this topic. He worked for projects involving central nervous system gene therapy and neuroinflammation in psychiatric disorders. In the last years, its activity has been mainly focused on the role of extracellular vesicles in neuroinflammation, having first described myeloid microvesicles as a marker for microglia activation in multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. San Raffaele Scientific Unit - Email:   

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is a researcher at San Raffaele Hospital in the Neuroimmunology Unit of the Department of Neuroscience in Milan. He has received a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology by the Open University of London and the Cortical Development Unit of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, with a thesis entitled “The role of Emx genes during the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex”. He worked as a post Doc and then as research associate in neuroimmunology at Neuroimmunology Unit. He is also the director of study of the International PhD Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology and International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine at the University Vita Salute San Raffaele. He has worked for many projects receiving financial support from Fism, Arisla, PRIN, Fondazione Veronesi and others, mainly focussing his research activity in the study of the mechanisms of neuronal degeneration during inflammatory demyelinating disorders, in the study of the role of misfolded protein in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and in the study of microglia in mutiple sclerosis. He is an external expert evaluator of FISM, of European Research Council and of the Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK). He is author of several scientific papers and owner of a patent (WO 2020/201326 A1): “Amino-guanidine Hydrazones as Retromer Stabilizers useful for treating Neurological diseases”. San Raffaele Scientific Unit - Email:

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