Antonio Pisani works as an Associate Professor of neurology at the University of Rome “TorVergata.” He received his medical degree from the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, and completed his residency in neurology at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.“ He has strengthened his knowledge in basic and clinical research during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ciba-Geigy Laboratories for Neuroscience, Basel, Switzerland, and at the Department of Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA. Dr. Pisani serves as the Head of the Neurophysiology and Plasticity Laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of “Tor Vergata” and at Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy. His laboratory is interested in the physiology and pharmacology of the basal ganglia, the mechanisms of dystonia, and other conditions which produce abnormalities of movement, such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington’s chorea. Current areas of study include alterations in striatal synaptic transmission and plasticity which may underlie the pathogenesis of DYT1 dystonia.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011