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).
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.
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.
Daniela Palomba, MD:
Full Professor Clinical Psychology, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova.
2013-17: Deputy Head Department of General Psychology, University of Padova.
2012-present: Member Venetian Regional Committee on Mental Health.
2012-16: President of the Master level Course Clinical Psychology, University of Padova.
2008-11(VIII): Deputy-Dean, (IX-XII) Dean, Faculty of Psychology, University of Padova.
2009-13: Member of the Scientific Committee, Department of General Psychology, Padova.
2008-2016: Board of the Doctorate Program in Psychological Sciences.
2007-08: Director of the Master in Traumatology and Emergency Psychology, University of Padova.
2006-08: President of the University Scientific Committee (Section Psychology), University of Padova.
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.
Francesca Peressotti, PhD is Full Professor (M-PSI/01) at the Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, where she is a member of the CoLab.
FP’s research is at the intersection of several domains of Cognitive Science and Neuroscience, including visual perception, orthographic, phonological and semantic processing. It is aimed at investigating the functional architecture of the language system and it is primarily based on data coming from behavioral and electrophysiological measures, comparing the performance of different individuals, such as, e.g., adults, children, bilinguals, deaf people speaking of the Italian Sign Language. In a general sense, the approach used is to look at the language system taking into account experimental data coming from different domains focusing on the interactions between the language system and other cognitive functions, such as spatial attention, visual short memory, executive functions.
Giorgia Cona, PhD, is an assistant professor (Ricercatore di Tipo B) at the University of Padova, Department of General Psychology.
She received a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Neuroscience (110/110 cum laude) in 2008 at the University of Padova. She earned a PhD. in Psychobiology in 2012. She spent a period abroad in 2011 working at the University of Toronto, in the Morris Moscovitch’s Lab.
From 2012 to 2016, she had post-doc positions at the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of General Psychology (University of Padova). In 2017, she become lecturer (RTDa) at the Department of General Psychology.
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.
Nicola Cellini is Assistant Professor (RtD-A) at the Department of General Psychology of the University of Padova. He authored about 50 papers in international journals on sleep psychophysiology. His main research interests are the beneficial role of sleep in cognitive functions in healthy and clinical populations and the validation of wearable devices for physiological assessment in ecological conditions. He recently started to work on the development and use of non-invasive techniques to stimulate the sleeping brain to improve memory consolidation and sleep quality in humans.
He has a network of national and international collaborators including researchers from Stanford Research International and University of California Irvine.