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Alessandro E Vercelli

Neuroscience Institute of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation
Regione Gonzole 10, 10046 Orbassano (Torino) - Italy
Dept Neuroscience
Corso M. D'Azeglio 52
10126 Torino - Italy
tel +39-011-6707700/6617
fax +39-011-2366617
Born in Turin on 9.07.1961. Italian.
1986. MD, University of Turin.
1990. PhD in Ophthalmology, University of Turin.
1994. PhD in Human Anatomy, University of Lausanne.
1990. Assistant Professor (Human Anatomy), University of Turin.
1990/1991: assistant médecin at the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Lausanne (CH) (supervisor prof. G.M. Innocenti, Dir. prof. H. van der Loos).
1992, 1995: guest researcher at the Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sci., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA (c/o prof. G.Schneider and S.Jhaveri).
1998: associate professor at the Dept. Of Anatomy, Pharmacology and Forensic Medicine, now at the Dept. of Neuroscience of Turin.
4/2014 Director of the NICO
4/2014 President of the Interuniversity Consortium INN (National Institute of Neuroscience)
2013 Director of the Interdepartmental Ctr of Neuroscience (Neuroscience Institute of Turin).
July/2/2015 full professor 05/H1 Human Anatomy.

Guest referee for international scientific journals:
Brain Res, Brain Res Bull ("Guest editor" in a special issue), Cerebral Cortex, Eur J Neurosci, J Neurosci Meth, J Chem Neuroanat, Neurosci Lett., Neurobiology of Disease, J. Neurosci. Res., Current Medical Chemistry, Neurosci Res, Neurol Res, Eur J Pain, Cytotherapy, Mol Cell Neurosci, Acta Neuropathol, J Cell Transplant.

Scientific Societies:
Soc. Italiana di Anatomia (1986); SINS (1987); ENA-FENS (1990); Società di Neuroscienze USA (1991); Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Neuromorfologia (consigliere dal 2002, secretary general from 2010); Socio della Società di Anatomia e Istologia Svizzera e dell'Unione delle Società Svizzere di Biologia Sperimentale (USGEB) (1995); EBBS (European Brain & Behavior Society) (2006).

Member of the advisory committee of:
Società Italiana di Neuroscienze (2003-2007, responsible for coordinating the "Brain Awareness Week" for Italy, Treasurer 2006-2007).
Gruppo Italiano per lo studio della Neuromorfologia from 2003; from 2010 secretary general;
Treasurer of the IBRO world meeting 2011 (Firenze)
Member of the Host Committee del FENS2014 meeting (Milano)

Membership in research centers:
Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO, Orbassano, Turin);

Membership in research networks:
Istituto Nazionale di Neuroscienze (INN); Neuroscience Institute Turin (NIT); Progetto NEUROTRANSPLANT. PI Neurostemcellrepair (FP-7) Coordinator my-AHA (Horizon 2020)

Reviewer in international grant projects:
Fondazione Mariani, HUMAN FRONTIER, e Ministry of the University, Croatia; University of Singapore; University of Hong Kong, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Ataxia UK

PhD program
PhD students: M. Repici, P. Muzzi, M. Mereuta, M. Boido, G. Spigolon, S. Tomasi, A. Piras, V. Grande, I. Repetto, M. Tropiano, M. Ghibaudi.
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