Alessandro Martorana was born in Palermo (Italy) on November 05, 1969. He got the M.D. degree since 1994 and he has been a certified Neurologist since 1999 (University of Rome Tor Vergata). He had a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MRC Neuropharmacology Anatomy Unit, University of Oxford, UK (1999-2000). In 2003, he got a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience. He has been an Employee at “Clinica Neurologica,” University of Rome Tor Vergata, since 2004 and a Researcher since November 2003. The scientific activity of Dr. Martorana is documented by several papers in international journals with referees. Laboratory interests are based on his experience in neuroanatomical field. He focused his research on laboratory models of neurodegenerative disorders (lab models of Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases) using light and electron microscopy techniques. His main clinical interest is directed to diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's dementia. In particular he oriented his research to understanding the mechanisms of memory impairment using electrophysiological tools (transcranial magnetic stimulation, evoked potentials) and in searching for diagnostic biomarkers of Alzheimer's dementia.
Biography Updated on 2 February 2012