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Education

Thanks to its partnership with the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Health, the Fresco Parkinson Institute is offering the opportunity to further education in the research and treatment of Parkinson's disease to young Italian professionals.
The Fresco Institute-Italia will provide support for multiple year clinical research and basic science research fellowships to take place in New York City at the Fresco Institute at NYU Langone Health.
Following the fellowship in New York, fellows may be eligible for additional support to conduct independent research and clinical work in one of the The Poles of the Fresco Network of Excellence.

Symposia and Conferences

In line with the international collaborative spirit of the Fresco Institute, conferences are being organized to further the knowledge and to promote new insights in neuroscience research.

The first four fellowship awardees in clinical research and basic research according to the NYU Langone Health selection criteria are:

  • Alberto Cucca
  • Provenance: Venice, Italy
  • University: University of Udine School of Medicine
  • Currently in: Fresco Istitute
  • Role: Clinical Fellow
  • Duration training: 2 years
  • Biographical notes: Dr. Alberto Cucca joined the Fresco Institute in July 2016 after completing his Neurology residency. Dr. Cucca has significant research background in genetics and clinical neurophysiology. His principal interest is the development of new protocols of neurostimulation for the diagnosis and treatment of the most disabling symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Cucca is currently working with Dr. Milton Biagioni on the potential impact of art therapy on visual spatial exploration in patients with Parkinson’s.
  • Giulietta Riboldi
  • Provenance: Milan, Italy
  • University: University of Milan, Medical School
  • Currently in: Fresco Istitute
  • Role: Clinical Fellow
  • Duration training: 2 years
  • Biographical notes: Dr. Giulietta Maria Riboldi was trained at the University of Milan. She began her fellowship in January 2017, upon a successful research training in molecular and cellular biology at Columbia University’s Motor Neuron Center. She is particularly interested in studying genetic, epigenetic and molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
  • Maria Mancini
  • Provenance: Benevento, Italy
  • University: Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Molise
  • Currently in: Fresco Istitute
  • Role: Research Fellow
  • Duration training: 2 years
  • Biographical notes: Dr. Maria Mancini received her PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Molise in Campobasso and completed her first postdoc at the IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, working with Drs. Paolo Calabresi and Barbara Picconi on corticostriatal synaptic plasticity in animal models of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Mancini is working in Dr. Margaret Rice’s lab.
  • Marta Maltese
  • Provenance: Rome, Italy
  • University: Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Rome Tor Vergata
  • Currently in: Fresco Istitute
  • Role: Research Fellow
  • Duration training: 2 years
  • Biographical notes: Dr. Marta Maltese received her PhD in Neuroscience in May 2016 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she worked with Dr. Antonio Pisani on basal ganglia neurophysiology in animal models of movement disorders, including dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, and monogenic parkinsonism. Dr. Maltese is working in the laboratory of Dr. Nicolas Tritsch.