I am a Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, supervised by Professor Hugh Markus. Previously, I completed my medical degree and my neurology training at the University of Florence (Italy). Then, I spent two years in the Stroke Centre of Lausanne University Hospital (Switzerland) working as a cerebrovascular fellow.
Cerebrovascular diseases are my main clinical and research field of interest. My research projects within the Stroke Research Group include lacunar strokes, brain imaging and genetics of small vessel disease. More specifically, I’m contributing to the collection of a large cohort of patients with MRI-confirmed lacunar stroke (DNA Lacunar Stroke 2 study). These patients are receiving genetic assessment and cognitive testing. This project offers opportunities to both study the genetics of small vessel disease and also look at the prevalence and determinants of cognitive impairment.
2017 – Onwards: Ph.D. Clinical Neurosciences
2017: Specialist Neurologist qualification
2011: Medical postgraduate qualification