Maria Liguori holds an M.D. degree from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy. At the same university, she completed her residency training in neurology and obtained a Ph.D. degree in neuroophthalmology (special field: demyelinating diseases). In 1999, Liguori worked at the Brain Repair Center, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (Dr. M. G. Spillantini), in projects on neurodegenerative diseases. In 2001, she was involved in the collaborative study known as Genetic Analysis of MS in Europeans (GAMES) which aimed to identify genetic hot-spot regions that are possibly associated with the MS susceptibility (Laboratory of the Neurology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Dr. S. Sawcer). From February 2002 to August 2013, she has been a Staff Member of the Institute of Neurological Sciences, National Research Council, Mangone, Italy, where she devoted her main scientific interest in the investigation of the genetic issues underlying MS susceptibility and the clinical and radiological outcomes. At the present time, she is a Researcher in neurosciences at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies of CNR, Bari, Italy.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2013