Gianvito Martino works as a researcher from Italy. He received his degree in medicine in 1987 from the University of Pavia and completed his residency in neurology at this university in 1991. Medical Science continued to be a driving force in his professional interests, and he immediately assumed the position of a Visiting Scientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden (1990), during his qualifications as a neurologist. He subsequently moved to the USA to become a Research Associate at the University of Chicago, a position he held from 1991 to 1992. Returning to Italy, Martino became a Research Associate at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. He has been active in research at this hospital since 1993. Dr. Martino is currently the Director of the Division of Neuroscience at the San Raffaele Hospital. He is a member of several scientific advisory boards, and from 2009 he is the President of the Italian Neuroimmunology Society. He has been recently appointed as Honorary Professor at the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the Queen Mary University of London. Dr. Martino’s medical and scientific interests range from the elucidation of the pathogenic mechanisms of CNS autoimmunity to the development of gene and stem-cell-based therapies for the treatment of CNS autoimmunity.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2009