Francesca Cicchetti was born in Québec, Canada, in 1972. After the completion of her undergraduate studies in neuropsychology at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, (1993), she received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Laval University, Québec, Canada, in 1994 and 1998. She pursued her research career with a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School from 1999 to 2002. She is currently an Associate Professor at Laval University at the department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine and a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her research work focuses on the development of therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. She has received numerous awards and distinctions including the CIHR New Investigator Award (2007–2012), the FRSQ Junior Research Award (2006–2007 and 2003–2006), the Young Investigator Award from NARSAD (2006), and the Peter Lampert Prize (1998). She is an Active Member of several scientific committees for the Canadian Institutes of Heath Research and Parkinson Society Canada as well as editorial boards (Cell Transplantation and JEN Biomedicine).
Biography Updated on 10 March 2011