Master degree in Biology. PhD in Experimental Psychology with a thesis entitled “Psychophysiology of emotions”. In 1995 spent one year in the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology of Tübingen directed by Prof. Niels Birbaumer. In 1997-1998, Marie-Curie post-doc grant at the University of Konstanz, laboratories of Prof. Thomas Elbert and Brigitte Rockstroh with a project on cortical plasticity of language in aphasic patients after recovery. In 1998, Assistant Professor of Psychobiology at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padova. In 2001, Associate professor and in 2015, Full professor of Psychobiology. He has been supervisor and tutor of several PhD students, for three of whom he was co-tutor with German Universities (Konstanz and Wuerzburg).
Full professor MED/25 (Psychiatry), Padova University School of Medicine; Chief of Psychiatric Clinic at the Hospital of Padova; Chief of the Eating Disorders Unit at the Hospital of Padova; Director of Psychiatry Residency Program.
Major Research Interests
– Psychopathology, epidemiology and therapy of eating disorders
– Genetic and neurodevelopmental risk factors for the development of eating disorders. The Eating Disorders Padova Research Group in collaboration with Professor Maurizio Clementi (Clinical Genetics Unit) host a DNA biobank (BIOVEDA)
– Neurocognition in eating disorders and in other types of psychiatric disorders. Functional connectivity correlates of executive functioning in psychiatric disorders.
– Structural and functional neuroimaging in eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, and rare genetic diseases
– Neuroconnectomics of psychiatric disorders.
Graduated in Medicine, 17-7-1974, Diploma in Psychiatry, 26-7-1978 , University of Padova.
Present Position: Full Professor, University of Padova (2008-).
Full Professor of Neuropsychology University of Trieste, Italy (1995-2008).
Head of the Dept. of Psychology University of Trieste (1997-2000);
Head of Clinical Psychology School Trieste (1997-2000-2002);
Associate Professor University of Padova (1980-1995).
Research Fellow, Boston VA Hospital, 1977-1978, 1981, 1983;
Visiting Professor/Teaching: University of Melbourne (1988), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1991), Boston University, (1991), Victoria University (1997), University of Athens, 2010, 2012, 2013, Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language, San Sebastian (2013).
Founder-organiser European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, 1983-present.
Chiara Begliomini graduated in Psychology at the University of Padova in 2000, studying the effects of traumatic brain injury on inhibition and control processes. She then moved to the study of motor control with neuroimaging techniques: she spent several months at the Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Royal Holloway University of London (UK), and from 2005 to 2006 she was visiting fellow at the Section of Experimental Neuroradiology of Tuebingen University Hospital (Germany).
In 2006 she received her PhD from the University of Trento, with a thesis investigating neural correlates of grasping movements with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and from the end of 2007 to the beginning of 2010 she joined the University of Ferrara to investigate the effects of action observation on motor recovery in stroke patients.
She receives her first-class degree at the University of Padova in 2003 (Summa cum laude), her qualification as State Registered Psychologist in 2005, and her PhD in 2007. From 2007 to 2011, she achieves three Research Grants, and from May 2012 she is Assistant Professor (M-PSI/02) at the Department of General Psychology of University of Padova. In addition to the main techniques for the psychophysiological research, she is skilled in administration and evaluation of a large number of batteries to assess the cognitive functioning, for the neuropsychological assessment and the evaluation of the main psychiatric syndromes. Within the international framework, she collaborates with the Reichenau Psychiatry Center, (Prof.
Claudia Lodovichi graduated in Medicine (1995) at the University of Pisa Medical School and Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, Italy, with honors. She then obtained a PhD in Neurobiology (1999) at Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, Italy, with honors, working on the interplay between neurotrophins and neuronal activity on cortical visual plasticity . She then moved to the USA where she worked as post doc, in LC Katz’s laboratory, HHMI, Duke Neurobiology Durham NC (1999- 2003) and then in JA Gogos’ laboratory, Columbia University NY, NY (2003 – 2005), where she continued to study circuit formation, function and plasticity, mostly in the olfactory system.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padova.
2002 – Medical Doctor – University of Pisa
2007 . Ph.D. Molecular, Metabolic, Functional exploration of Nervouse System and Sensorial Organs (University of Pisa)
2009 Master Degree in Psychology (University of Pavia)
2010 Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology (University of Pisa)
2012 Boarded Psychotherapist
Main research interests:
- Neurobiology of mental disorders: a particular interest has been devoted to resting state correlates of psychological traits related to psychopathology such as impulsivity and neuroticism and to phobic conditions such as social anxiety disorder.
- Electrophysiological correlates of mood and anxiety: in this framework ECG recording acquired both through traditional equipment and through wearable device were used to evaluate and predict mood and mood changes in patients with affective disorders.
- Associate Professor of Nuclear Medicine (MED/36), University-Hospital of Padova, School of Medicine.
- Chief of the postgraduate School of nuclear medicine, University of Padova.
Major Research interests:
- PET/MR applications in amyloid semi-quantification and quantification
- PET/MR applications in brain tumors
- PET/MR applications in multiple sclerosis
- PET/MR applications in neurodegenerative diseases
- PET/MR applications in movement disorders
- PET/MR applications in sarcoma of the adult (body)
Fabio Sambataro is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Padova from 2019.
Trained as a psychiatrist at the University of Catania, where he received a PhD in Neuroscience in a joint program with the University of Bari (Prof. A. Bertolino). During his post-doctoral training at the NIMH (Prof. D. Weinberger), and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Prof. G. Rizzolatti) he has investigated the brain mechanisms underlying cognition, aging and psychiatric disorders.
He was the director of the Clinical Imaging Lab of the pRED, NORD DTA, Roche Innovation Center, Basel, in 2014-2015, when he became associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Udine.
Jeff Kiesner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Developmental and Social Psychology at the University of Padova. He has a broad background in both research and teaching, including courses taught in statistics, developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience; and research publications across areas of developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology and psychoneuroendocrinology.
He has conducted pioneering research on individual differences in symptom experience associated with the menstrual cycle, with the goal of better understanding what characterizes Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). This work has focused on demonstrating the importance of studying each woman’s individual profile and trajectory of physical and psychological changes across the menstrual cycle.