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.
D’Anna L. et al Fronto-temporal networks and behavioral symptoms in primary progressive aphasia. Neurology 2016. In press.
Catani M et al Frontal networks in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Brain 2016.
D'Anna L. et al Identification of Stroke Etiology May Contribute to Improve the Outcome in Dedicated Units. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Feb 10. S1052-3057(14)00575-8.
D’Anna L. et al The contribution of assessing cognitive impairment in Radiologically Isolated Syndrome (RIS): a single case report follow-up study. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2014 Dec; 20(14):1912-5.
Janes F. et al Stroke incidence and 30-day and six-month case fatality rates in Udine, Italy : a population-based prospective study. Int J Stroke. 2013 Oct;8 Suppl A100:100-5.
D'Anna L. et al. Long-term mortality in patients with stroke of undetermined etiology. Stroke. 2013 Jan;44(1):e3.
Cancelli I. et al Incidence of transient ischemic attack and early stroke risk: validation of the ABCD2 score in an Italian population-based study. Stroke. 2011 Oct;42(10):2751-7.
Cancelli I. et al Drugs with anticholinergic properties: a potential risk factor for psychosis onset in Alzheimer’s disease? Expert Opinion Drug Safety (2009) 8(5):1-9.
Contact: lucio.d'anna [a] kcl.ac.uk