Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta

FINCB is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care of public body.

It is a national and international centre of excellence for the treatment of neurological diseases, and also undertakes research aimed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Its major lines of activities in patients’ care and research encompass child neurology, epilepsy, neuro-oncology, neuropathic pain, and genetic, cerebrovascular, neuroimmunological, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.

FINCB is fully equipped for inpatients and outpatients examination, neurophysiologic assessment, neuropathology assessment of skin biopsies by bright-field and confocal microscope immunofluorescence studies, clinical genomic studies by next generation sequencing, biostatistics and bioinformatic expertise, molecular biology and cell biology expertise including plasmid creation, dorsal root ganglion nociceptor transfection, in vivo axonal trafficking assay and neurite outgrowth measurement.

Staff members

Giuseppe Lauria

Supervisor of ESR 3

Clinical neuroscience, Neurogenetics, Member of Peripheral Nerve Society, Italian Peripheral Nerve Association, Italian Neurological Society, Associate Editor of the Journal of The Peripheral Nervous System.

More than 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals.

Board certified full professor of Neurology. Director of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Director of the Neuroalgology Unit (clinical and preclinical research group of 10 neurologists and 8 biologists with different levels of seniority). Supervisor >15 residents in neurology and Ph.D. students in neuroscience.

Raffaella Lombardi

Co-supervisor of ESR 3

Senior biologist with expertise in immunohistochemistry and advanced microscopy; Member of the Peripheral Nerve Society and of the Italian Peripheral Nervous System Association.

-More than 45 papers in international peer reviewed journals.

Supervisor of >10 Ph.D. students and undergraduated students in biology and biotechnology.