Diego Franciotta was born in Siracusa, Italy; in July 9, 1960. He achieved an M.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Pavia, in medicine and surgery, in 1985, and then a postgraduate specialization in neurology and in clinical pathology (cum laude), from the same university, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. His past and present full-time clinical and laboratory employment include working from 1990 to 2010 and since 2010 to present as a First Level Medical Assistant in Neurology at the Neurological Institute C. Mondino and since 1998 as the Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology at the Neurological Institute C. Mondino. His laboratory and clinical neuroimmunology activities include the laboratory support for the diagnosis of autoimmune, paraneoplastic, and inflammatory neurological diseases, as well as managing a cerebrospinal fluid and serum bank. He possesses clinical activity as a Neurologist at Mondino Institute. His research activity focuses on the immunological profiles and protein analysis in inflammatory neurological diseases. His past full-time research training is among predoctoral (1984-1985, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis) and postdoctoral fellowship (1986–1990, cerebrospinal fluid analysis), at the Department of Neuroscience, Mondino Institute, University of Pavia. He serves as a Member of several societies including the Italian Association for Neuroimmunology, European BioMS Network. He also serves as a Reviewer of the Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Clinical Chemistry, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroimmunology, Journal of Neurology, European Journal of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Neurological Sciences, European Journal of Epilepsy, Journal of Neuroinflammation, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Epilepsia, CNS Drugs, International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, European Journal of Pain, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, and Acta Neurologica Belgica.
Biography Updated on 16 February 2012