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Maria Concetta Pellicciari

Professor of Physiology in Medicine and Surgery Degree

Biography

Researcher at the “Saint Camillus International University of Health and Medical Sciences” of Rome.
Graduated in Psychology, at University of Rome “Sapienza”, Faculty of Psychology, Rome.
She awarded a Ph.D. in Psychophysiology on Feb 2007, at University of Rome “Sapienza”, Faculty of Psychology.
During her post-doctoral research fellowship at the Neurophysiology Laboratory, Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Brescia, she focused her studies for identifying specific neurophysiological markers to be used for diagnosis and prognosis of different neurological and psychiatric brain diseases.
She has a long-lasting experience in the application of several neurophysiological techniques (i.e., transcranial magnetic stimulation-TMS and electroencephalography-EEG) and in their combination in integrated multimodal approaches.
Specifically, she has implemented advanced methods of TMS-EEG co-registration and analysis for studying cortical activity and cortico-cortical connectivity, in experimental and clinical fields.
In the TMS-EEG field, her main scientific objective is the identification of cortical markers (in terms of activity, connectivity and oscillations) for a greater understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying neurological and psychiatric brain diseases.
She has investigated the cortical plasticity effects and behavioral outcomes induced by different non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (TMS and transcranial electrical stimulation-tES) with a specific interest for cortical excitability of different brain areas and in different aged subjects and Alzheimer’s disease patients.
In the last years, during her post-doctoral research fellowship, at the Non Invasive Brain Stimulation Unit/Department of Behavioral and Clinical Neurology, Santa Lucia Foundation IRCCS, Rome, she has strengthened her interest for the topic of cortical excitability and activity in clinical neurophysiology of neurological and psychiatric diseases.
Co-author of 33 papers in peer-review journals, indexed in Medline.

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