Maria Liguori holds an M.D. degree from the University of Bari, Italy. At the same university, she completed the residency training in neurology and obtained a Ph.D. degree in neuropthalmology (special field: demyelinating diseases). In 1999, Liguori worked at the Brain Repair Center, University of 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 tried to identify genetic hot-spot regions possible associated with the MS susceptibility (Laboratory of the Neurology Unit, University of Cambridge, UK; Dr. S. Sawcer). Since 2002, she has been a staff member of the Institute of Neurological Sciences, National Research Council of Mangone (CS, Italy), where she is devoting the main scientific interest in the investigation of the genetic issues underlying MS susceptibility and clinical/radiological outcomes. In October 2008, Dr. Liguori joined the Center for Neurological Imaging, Harvard Medical School of Boston, USA (Dr. C. R. G. Guttmann), where she worked on the Imaging Correlates of Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis project until September 2010. Dr. Liguori is currently back at the Institute of Neurological Sciences of CNR (Italy).
Biography Updated on 14 March 2012