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Dr. Chiara Villa

University of Milan,Fondazione Cà Granda IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan
Dept. of neurological sciences, Milan

Brief Biography:

I am a medical biotechnologist, currently working at the Department of Neurological Sciences Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan. My work is focused on studying two neurodegenerative diseases, i.e. Alzheimer (AD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), searching for gene/genes involved in both diseases. My studies in Biotechnology Sciences include molecular and cellular biology, human physiology, pathology and genetic courses. To further my understanding of molecular biology and improve my professional preparation I started a PhD program at the University of Milan. As a PhD student, I managed my own project, showing news insights in the genetic aspects of AD and FTLD. During my PhD project, I discovered a new mutation (Gly304Ser) in Exon 10 of microtubule associated protein tau gene (MAPT) in a FTLD patient. My scientific results have led to the publication of 26 peer-reviewed papers and presented in numerous top-level professional conferences.


Academic positions:

Research fellowship


Research interests:

Molecular and cellular biology, genetics, neurodegenerative disorders


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think it's a good opportunity for me to acquire new abilities and further develop and strengthen my technical skills