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DANIELE ALTOMARE

PHD STUDENT

Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Padua in 2013. He joined the Laboratory of Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging and Epidemiology from his postgraduate fellowship at the end of 2013. After 1 year as trainee and 1 year as researcher, he started a PhD in Neuroscience (Biomedical Sciences and Traslational Medicine) at the University of Brescia in November 2015. He is involved in a research project on amyloid-beta imaging in Alzheimer’s disease (the INDIA-FBP study).

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MONICA ALMICI

PSYCHOLOGIST

Graduated in clinical psychology, she works within the Unit of Neuroimaging and Epidemiology Alzheimer at IRCCS Fatebenefratelli – Brescia from 2005, as Psychologist-Researcher. She is currently involved in observational studies and clinical trials concerning new investigational drugs for patients with dementia.

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SARA GIPPONI

PSYCHOLOGIST

Graduated in clinical psychology, she works within the Unit of Neuroimaging and Epidemiology Alzheimer at IRCCS Fatebenefratelli – Brescia from 2014, as Psychologist-Researcher. She is currently involved in observational studies and clinical trials concerning new investigational drugs for patients with Alzheimer disease or other neurodegenerative diseases.

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ANNA TARALLO

PSYCHOLOGIST

Graduated in Psychology of Cognitive Processes and Functional Recovery at the Second University of Naples in 2010, collaborating with the Neuroimaging and Epidemiology Alzheimer’s Unit since March 2014, as psychologist-researcher.  She is involving in clinical trials concerning new investigational drugs for patients with neurodegenerative disease.

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LORENZO PINI

PSYCHOLOGIST

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MICHELA RAMPINI

PSYCHOLOGIST

Graduated in psychology of the clinical intervention in social contexts, she works within the Unit of Neuroimaging and Epidemiology Alzheimer at IRCCS Fatebenefratelli – Brescia from march 2014, as Psychologist-Researcher. She is currently involved in clinical trials concerning new investigational drugs for patients with neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer dementia and Frontotemporal dementia) and preventive interventions for elderly without dementia.

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MARINA BOCCARDI

STAFF SCIENTIST

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After a degree in Experimental Psychology, she obtained her PhD in Neurosciences at the Kuopio University (Finland) discussing a work titled “MRI Studies in Frontotemporal Dementia (http://www.uku.fi/neuro/theses/80the.pdf)”. Since 2000 she has been working for LENITEM (IRCCS Fatebenefratelli, Brescia), using traditional and advanced neuroimaging techniques to study human brain morphology, focusing mainly on psychobiological issues. She is author of a number of articles on cerebral morphometry in normal subjects or in subjects with neurodegenerative diseases (in particular, frontotemporal dementia) and she is recently exploring in depth the morphometrical correlations of psychiatric conditions.

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SAMANTHA GALLUZZI

STAFF SCIENTIST

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Since 1999 she is research within the LENITEM (Laboratory of Epidemiology, Neuroimaging and Telemedicine) in clinical application of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of cognitive decline.

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MICHELA PIEVANI

STAFF SCIENTIST

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Degree in Mathematics at the Sacro Cuore Catholic University of Brescia, in 2002. She receive her PhD in Experimental Neurology at the Scientific Institute and University Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, in 2011. Thesis title: “Structural and functional brain abnormalities in neurodegenerative disorders assessed with MRI techniques” (Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Filippi). Since 2004, she has been working at the Laboratoty of Neuroimaging (LENITEM) at IRCCS Fatebenefratelli, Brescia. Her research is focused on the investigation of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders with neuroimaging tools (structural MR, resting-state fMRI and DTI) to (i) enhance the understanding of disease mechanisms and (ii) identify novel biomarkers of disease onset and progression.

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ALBERTO REDOLFI

STAFF SCIENTIST

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Since February 2008 he worked as a researcher in the Laboratory of Epidemiology Neuroimaging and Telemedicine. His mission is to develop the neuGRID platform “A GRID-BASED e-Infrastructure for Data Archiving / COMMUNICATION AND computationally INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES”, to enable studies of computationally intensive data-analysis.

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MOIRA MARIZZONI

PHD IN NEUROSCIENCE

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Degree in Molecular Biotechnology, she has been collaborating with LENITEM since 2010. Since then, she is involved in the context of neuroimaging research, with particular interest in the morphological, diffusion and functional analysis in human and mouse models of Alzheimer Disease.

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ENRICA CAVEDO

DOCTORAL STUDENT

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Degree in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive and Behavioural Neurosciences. She has been collaborating with LENITEM since her university stage (2007). She is currently involved in neuroimaging researches, using techniques which allow the visualization of atrophy in specific cerebral nuclei. She started her PhD at Ecole Doctorale Cerveau Cognition Comportement, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 under the supervision of Prof. Dubois Bruno and Prof. Frisoni GB in November 2012.

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CRISTINA FESTARI

PSYCHOLOGIST  

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Graduated in clinical psychology, she works with LENITEM from September 2013, dealing with neuropsychological assessments and management of clinical data in projects of beta amyloid imaging.

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ANNA MEGA

PSYCHOLOGIST

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She graduated in Clinical Psychology in 2009, and since 2013 she has worked for LENITEM at IRCCS Fatebenefratelli-Brescia, as Psychologist Researcher. She is currently involved in studies concerning autosomal dominant forms of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

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FRANCESCA MORETTO

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

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Francesca Moretto holds a Master Degree in International Relations, obtained with Magna cum Laude in 2009, and she joined LENITEM in 2015, after more than 5 years of professional experience in the field of international relations for the scientific and techniological cooperation, In LENITEM she follows the international relations and cooperations with all the major partner Countries (US, Canada and Switzerland) and assists the project manager in the management of European research projects belonging to the Horizon2020 framework.

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DANIELE ORLANDI

PSYCHOLOGIST

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Graduated in Cognitive and Experimental Psychology. Since September 2014, he collaborate with the Epidemiologic and Neuroimaging Unit as coordinator of the Project “Alzheimer Disease Repository Without Borders” – ARWIBO – and data manager for the Project “European Medical Information Framework” – EMIF.

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ILARIA PASSEGGIA

PSYCHOLOGIST

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Graduated in clinical psychology, she works within the Unit of Neuroimaging and Epidemiology Alzheimer at IRCCS Fatebenefratelli – Brescia from 2014, as Psychologist-Researcher. She is currently involved in observational studies and clinical trials concerning new investigational drugs for patients with prodromal Alzheimer.

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ELENA ROLANDI

PSYCHOLOGIST

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Degree in “Clinical, Developmental and Neuro Psychology” she has been collaborating with Lenitem since November 2013 as study coordinator of multi-centre studies, further performing neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging data analysis. She is mainly interested in the study of neuro-anatomical and functional basis of behavioural and cognitive process and in the clinical application of this knowledge.

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Former Staff

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PAOLO BOSCO

PHYSICIST 

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DARIA GENNARO

PROJECT ASSISTANT

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CRISTINA BAGNOLI

PROJECT MANAGER

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MARTINA BOCCHETTA

DOCTORAL STUDENT

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ANNA CAROLI

PHD IN NEUROSCIENCE

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