Biographical Sketch

Education

 

MD, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
Residency, Psychiatry: Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
Internship, Psychiatry: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
PhD, Neuroscience: University of Cagliari, Italy
Post-doc: Dept. Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada
Post-doc: Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada

 

Positions and Honors

 

Positions and Employment

2018 -  Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

2011 -  Co-leader, Mental Illness and Addiction Axis, McGill University Health Center
2008 -  Psychiatrist, McGill University Health Center, MUHC, Montreal, Canada
2008 - 2018  Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2007-2008  Psychiatrist, “L. H. Lafontaine Hospital”, Montreal, Canada
2002-2007  Psychiatrist, “Institut Philippe Pinel de Montreal”, Montreal, Canada
2002-2008  Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ. de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2002-2008  Adjunct Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2000-2001  Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Dr M. Avoli)
1998-2000  Post-doctoral Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Dr P. Blier)
1995-1998  PhD Fellow, Dept. of  Neuroscience, Cagliari, Italy (Prof. G. Gessa)
1991-1995  Resident in Psychiatry, Policlinics “ A. Gemelli”, Rome, Italy

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

European Union (EU) (2013): Grant Reviewer. ERA-NET NEURON: Joint Call on "Mental Disorders”
CIHR (2013): Canadian government. Invited Reviewer, PT
CIHR (2012): Canadian government. Invited Reviewer, BSB

Research Ethics Committee, Lafontaine Hospital, Montreal (2007-2009)
Ministry of Health (2010-):  Italian government. Health Research Projects Reviewer
MIUR (2008-):  Italian government. PRIN Grant Reviewer
IWT (2008-):  Flanders (Belgium) government. Grant Reviewer
MRC (2008-):  Great Britain government. Grant reviewer
CIHR (2002-2005):  Canadian government. External reviewer
FRSQ (2002-2005):  Quebec government. Internal reviewer for post-doctoral fellowships

2014 - American College Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)
2012 - Sleep research society
2010 - American Psychiatry Association
2009 - Canadian Sleep Society
2007 - International Cannabinoid Research Society
2007 - Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2001 - Collège des Médecins du Québec (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Québec, Canada)
1998 - Society for Neuroscience
1991 - Ordine dei medici (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Italy)

 

Honors

2015    Venezia prize, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Canada
2014    Medal for Merit, city of Osimo
2012    Young investigator award, canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP)
2011-2015    FRSQ (Quebec Gov), Senior Research Scholarship
2007-2010    FRSQ (Quebec Gov), Junior II Research Scholarship
2005-2006    CPRF (Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation) Award for young investigator
2002-2006    FRSQ (Quebec Gov), Junior I Research Scholarship
2001-2003    CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Postdoctoral Fellowship
1999-2001    CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Postdoctoral Fellowship
1999    Award for the best paper presented by a young researcher, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
1998    Wyeth-Ayerst Canada Fellowship
1998-1999    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Victoria Hospital Research Institute, Montreal, Canada
1991-1995    Resident Fellowship (Ministry of University and Scientific Research, Italy)
1995-2000    Doctoral Fellowship (Ministry of University and Scientific Research, Italy)