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Assistant professor

Address: Via Venezia, 8 – Padova

Phone: +39 0498276257



Research area:
Having five main research interests related to Parkinsons and other movement disorders. The first is to understand and define cognitive and behavioural changes in parkinsonisms (PSP, MSA, CBS, DLB, HD) and their clinical predictors. In this regards, aiming 1) to identify the feasibility and sensitivity of cognitive tests in detecting and monitoring cognitive decline in dementia patients; 2) to implement Italian validation “PD with mild cognitive” criteria; and 3) to build up a healthy subjects database with valid information about cognitive and brain alterations progression from a healthy population-based study. This effort has been recently awarded by an NHS GR-2016-02361986 grant. The second is neuroimaging, with particular focus on the definition of specific brain neurochemical and network changes associated with neurodegeneration. MRI and fluorodeoxyglucose PET are used to understand alterations in brain networks and connectivity. The third is the neuromodulation by transcranial magnetic stimulation, to identify indicators of neurorehabilitation treatment efficacy. The fourth is development of innovative rehabilitation strategies and home monitoring. This effort has been awarded by a Horizon 2020 research grant. The fifth is focused on genetic profiles associated with cognitive and behavioural symptoms in degenerative disorders. Also aiming to improve quality of life and resilience of patients using tailored rehabilitative treatments.

Publications: View on Google Scholar, Research gate, LinkedIn, Researcher/ ORCID/ Scopus ID: K-2060-2016/ 0000-0001-5846/ 755X/8859828200