Local Organizing Committee
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
– Management of the current edition of BraYn Conference –
«Sapienza» University of Rome (Italy) • I am a resident in Neurology at the Department of Human Neuroscience at the Sapienza University of Rome. The main area of interest of my scientific activity is movement disorders. I’m currently working on the use of neurophysiological techniques, such as kinematic analysis of movement and transcranial magnetic stimulation, in the study of various neurological disorders including mainly tremors and parkinsonisms.
«Sapienza» University of Rome (Italy) • Myriam Catalano is Associate Professor in Physiology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, since 2020. She graduated in Medical Biotechnology in 2003 at Modena University, Italy. She obtained her PhD in Neurophysiology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in 2006, demonstrating the ability of chemokines to work as neuromodulators, in the Biophysic Lab (Head: Fabrizio Eusebi). From 2007 to 2008 she was postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab (Head: Yukiko Goda) of the Medical Research Council at the University College of London where she expanded her research in the field of glutamate receptors, specifically on their expression and function at the tripartite synapse. From 2009 to 2010, as senior postdoc in the Neuroimmunology Lab (Head: Cristina Limatola) at Sapienza University in Rome she studied glioblastoma biology. From 2011 to 2020, as Researcher, at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, she demonstrated the importance of cation channels as potential therapeutic targets for glioblastoma. In the last few years, extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes, have taken a principal role in her research, that is now focused on the understanding of the physiology of them in the context of localized or widespread neuroinflammation.