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PhD student


Background: Medicine

Contact: lucio.d'anna [a]

Lucio D'Anna


I joined NatBrainLab in 2013 when I have started my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. I was born in Venice, Italy, where I graduated in Medicine in 2009 and specialised in Neurology in 2015.

The aim of my investigation is to study with tractography and cortical thickness analysis the functional correlates of white and grey matter abnormalities in disorders affecting frontal lobes such as Motor Neuron Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury and Autism. One outcome of my research interests is the proposal of a new model of local and long frontal networks and their role in sensory-motor integration, language and behaviour. 

I was awarded the 2015 International Scholarship Award by the The American Academy of Neurology on the basis of the exciting and important clinical implications of the preliminary results of my investigastions.














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