PhD Students

PhD Students (XXXVII Cycle)

Barzon Giacomo

Project Title Controllability of brain networks
Supervisor Prof. Samir Suweis
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Manlio De Domenico

Colpo Maria

Project Title Characterization of the infiltrative direction of propagation in glioma: identification and validation of multimodal PET-MR biomarkers
Supervisor Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Maurizio Corbetta

Costa Cristiano

Project Title Is there a predictive network? Investigation through neuroimaging and neuropsychological testing
Supervisor Prof. Cristina Scarpazza
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Nicola Filippini, Prof. Giorgia Cona

Dimakou Anastasia

Project Title Multivariate analysis of resting state activity and visually evoked response to natural stimuli to map the representation of information in intrinsic brain activity
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo

Facca Massimiliano

Project Title Non-invasive identification of molecular pathways in neurological disorders: a mechanistic target to improve outcome
Supervisor Prof. Alessandra Del Felice
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Maurizio Corbetta

Fornaro Silvia

Project Title Task-related brain functional dynamics of compulsivity
Supervisor Prof. Antonino Vallesi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Ettore Ambrosini, Prof. Fabio Sambataro

Melloni Alice

Project Title Transgenerational effects of sleep deprivation on imprinted genes regulation
Supervisor Prof. Claudia Lodovichi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Valter Tucci

Meneghini Giulia

Project Title Assessing connectivity in brain tumor patients using MRI and TMS-EEG co-registration
Supervisor Prof. Andrea Landi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Antonino Vallesi, Prof. Camillo Porcaro

Miscioscia Alessandro

Project Title Neurocognitive impairment and Cerebellum in early phases of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: a conventional and microstructural MRI study
Supervisor Prof. Paolo Gallo
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Cristina Scarpazza

Mura Francesca

Project Title EXPERIENCE: Virtual reality as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for anxiety and mood disorders
Supervisor Prof. Claudio Gentili
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Valentina Cardi

Santacesaria Paola

Project Title Future-oriented cognition: identifying cognitive and neural mechanisms in healthy and pathological populations
Supervisor Prof. Giorgia Cona
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Giorgio Arcara, Prof. Cristina Scarpazza

PhD Students (XXXVI Cycle)

Aarabi Mohammad Hadi

Project Title European School of Network Neuroscience (EuSNN) ITN project
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo

Albanesi Marco

Project Title Mapping ensembles across the brain
Supervisor Prof. Diego De Stefani
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Claudia Lodovichi, Prof. Marco Dal Maschio

Angiolillo Silvia

Project Title Development of an in vivo model of patient-specific neurons to study and screen for Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor Prof. Annachiara Cagnin
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Onelia Gagliano, Prof. Nicola Elvassori

Buccellato Andrea

Project Title EEG-Based Markers of Consciousness: diagnostic and prognostic factors for recovery of consciousness
Supervisor Prof. Patrizia Bisiacchi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Alessandra Del Felice

Cattarinussi Giulia

Project Title Structural and functional neuroimaging abnormalities in individuals at genetic risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Supervisor Prof. Fabio Sambataro
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Renzo Manara

Di Soccio Antonio

Project Title Dissecting neuronal network dynamics in the olfactory bulb and connected brain areas in healthy condition and brain disorders
Supervisor Prof. Claudia Lodovichi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Marco Dal Maschio

Lago Sara

Project Title Pragmatic and monitoring abilities in language: a predictive framework
Supervisor Prof. Vallesi Antonino
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Arcara Giorgio

Liu Yanyun

Project Title The role of eye movements in unraveling brain intrinsic dynamics: applications in healthy and neurodegenerative conditions
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Ettore Ambrosini, Dott. Andrea Zangrossi

Mariani Benedetta

Project Title Brain criticality beyond resting state neural avalanches
Supervisor Prof. Samir Suweis
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Stefano Vassanelli

Meregalli Valentina

Project Title Attentional processing of food in anorexia nervosa
Supervisor Prof. Tenconi Elena
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Valentina Cardi

Miola Alessandro

Project Title Novel methods in the diagnosis and treatment of resistant mood disorders: an integrated approach
Supervisor Prof. Giulia Perini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Fabio Sambataro, Prof. Renzo Manara

Nallet Caroline

Project Title Tuned to the rhythm: how prenatally and postnatally heard speech prosody lays the foundations for language learning
Supervisor Prof. Judit Gervain
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Patrizia Trevisi

Pacinelli Giada

Project Title Oxytocin-Cannabinoid cross talk: immunomodulatory effects in social brain within prefrontal cortex at the level of glial cells
Supervisor Prof. Fabio Sambataro
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Francesco Papaleo

Polito Alessia

Project Title Maternal and paternal genomes in sleep regulation: from neurons to network
Supervisor Prof. Marco Formentin
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Valter Tucci

Saccani Maria Silvia

Project Title Modulations of visuospatial attention through cognitive load
Supervisor Prof. Mario Bonato
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Dante Mantini

Salvalaggio Silvia

Project Title Investigation of neural substrates underpinning upper limb sensorimotor impairment and recovery of voluntary motor behaviour after stroke
Supervisor Prof. Dante Mantini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Turolla Andrea

Viviani Giada

Project Title Identification, classification, and probing of proactive control
Supervisor Prof. Ettore Ambrosini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Antonino Vallesi, Prof. Livio Finos

Zhang Lu

Project Title Resting State Functional MRI Patterns: A Neural Fingerprint for Human Behavior
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Antonino Vallesi, Prof. Samir Suweis

PhD Students (XXXV Cycle)

Bertuccelli Margherita

Project Title Rehabilitation paradigms in congenital and acquired neurological disorders: quantitative and cognitive assessments, and rehabilitative interventions
Supervisor Prof. Alessandra Del Felice
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Stefano Masiero, Prof. Patrizia Bisiacchi

Bruzzone Matteo

Project Title Reconstructing brain-wide neuronal circuits underlying sensori-motor integration mechanisms
Supervisor Prof. Aram Megighian
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Marco Dal Maschio

Celli Miriam

Project Title A deeper look into visual cognition: low dimensionality in visual information foraging and retrieving
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Giorgia Cona

Coccaro Ambra

Project Title Spatiotemporal dynamics of Affective Inhibitory Control
Supervisor Prof. Mario Liotti
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Antonino Vallesi

Dal Bò Elisa

Project Title Evaluation and promotion of social interaction through emotional multisensory induction: an investigation of psychophysiological, behavioral and social responses
Supervisor Prof. Claudio Gentili
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Simone Messerotti Benvenuti

Dell’Acqua Carola

Project Title Neural correlates of motivational and cognitive processes in depressive symptomatology: towards the design of a specific neurofeedback training
Supervisor Prof. Simone Messerotti Benvenuti
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Daniela Palomba; Prof. Antonino Vallesi
Emmi Aron

Emmi Aron

Project Title Clinical and morphofunctional characterization of the human basal ganglia
Supervisor Prof. Angelo Antonini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Raffaele De Caro

Lazzarotto Andrea

Project Title Cortical demyelination and remyelination in multiple sclerosis
Supervisor Prof. Paolo Gallo
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Benedetta Bodini

Tambaro Mattia

Project Title A brain-silicon closed-loop hybrid system with synapse-inspired neuroelectronic links
Supervisor Prof. Stefano Vassanelli
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo

Trevisan Nicolò

Project Title A translational study of the neurobiological effects of genetic variations in D3 receptors
Supervisor Prof. Fabio Sambataro
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Antonino Vallesi

Vicentin Stefano

Project Title Functional Connectivity in Prospective Memory: modifications with Aging and differences between acoustic and visual modalities
Supervisor Prof. Patrizia Bisiacchi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Dante Mantini

Volpi Tommaso

Project Title Glucose metabolism and its structural and functional underpinnings in the healthy human brain
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo

PhD Students (XXXIV Cycle)

Bovo Stefano

Project Title Transcranial magnetic stimulation in conjunction with electroencephalography: quantitative assessment of the spatio-temporal pattern of intermediate-and long-latency TMS-Evoked Potentials
Supervisor Prof. Dante Mantini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Florinda Ferreri, Ing. Marco Rossi

Fusina Francesca

Project Title Psychophysiological responses to affective stimuli in individuals with high vs low emotion dysregulation
Supervisor Prof. Alessandro Angrilli
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Aram Megighian

Margoni Monica

Project Title Cerebellar and optic pathway pathology, and cognitive decline in pediatric onset multiple sclerosis. A comprehensive approach by means of MRI, OCT and neuropsychological examinations.
Supervisor Prof. Paolo Gallo
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Diego Cecchin

Menardi Arianna

Project Title Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Network Modulation: a new path toward Stroke Rehabilitation
Supervisor Prof. Antonino Vallesi
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Maurizio Corbetta, Dr. Emiliano Santarnecchi

Moretto Manuela

Project Title The use of fMRI data to develop a model for decoding the semantic information evoked by natural stimulus and to characterize alteration of the functional connectivity between controls and anorexic patients
Supervisor Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Salvalaggio Alessandro

Salvalaggio Alessandro

Project Title Correlations between multimodal MRI/PET brain imaging and immunological markers in glioma
Supervisor Prof. Maurizio Corbetta
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Prof. Chiara Briani

Sandre Michele

Project Title Biomarkers definition for patients stratification in precision immunotherapy of Parkinson disease
Supervisor: Prof. Angelo Antonini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Luigi Bubacco

Villani Umberto

Project Title Modeling brain tumor microstructure from diffusion MRI data
Supervisor Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
Zorzi Giovanni

Zorzi Giovanni

Project Title Late-onset affective disorders: the challenge of disentangling neurodegenerative diseases from primary psychiatric disorders
Supervisor Prof. Giulia Perini
Co-supervisor(s) Prof. Annachiara Cagnin