Antonio Gambardella received the M.D. degree with honors from the School of Medicine, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 1985. From 1985 to 1989, he held Residency in neurology at the School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. From 1992 to 1993, he had a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Epilepsy Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, directed by Professor Frederick Andermann. From 1989 to 2001, he was a Researcher at the Institute of Neurology, School of Medicine, The Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, Italy. Since 2001, he has been an Associate Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, and since 1993, he has been a Senior Neurologist at the Clinic of Neurology, Policlinico Mater Domini, University of Catanzaro, Italy. From 1997 to 2009, he was a Research Associate at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, National Research Council, Piano Lago di Mangone, Cosenza, Italy. Since 2009, He has been the Director of the Institute of Neurological Sciences, the National Research Council, Piano Lago di Mangone, Cosenza, Italy. Dr. Gambardella is the author of 170 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. He has been working mainly on clinical and neurophysiological aspects, and genetics of epilepsies. A recent important scientific result was the discovery that a single missense mutation producing a loss of function of the a-subunit of sodium channel cosegregates in all individuals of an Italian large family affected by simple, pure febrile seizures (FS). These results showed for the first time that monogenic FS should be considered a channelopathy.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011