Prof. Leocani is Associate Professor of Neurology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy, and Group Leader of the Experimental Neurophysiology Unit and of the Magnetic IntraCerebral Stimulation center – Institute of Experimental Neurology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.
After obtaining her MD in Milan, she undertook a PhD in Human Physiology and specialised in neurology. She also became a Visiting Research Fellow at the Human Motor Control Section of the National Health Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA.
Her research and clinical practice focusses on digital, functional and structural markers of nervous damage, and functional recovery in neurological disorders and effects on neuromodulation. In particular, she investigates the translational validation of sensor and digital devices, and electrophysiological (motor and sensory-evoked potentials and advanced electroencephalogram-related techniques) and structural (optical coherence tomography) markers of diseases of the central nervous system. She also explores non-invasive neuromodulation approaches, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation.
Prof. Leocani has published many book chapters and numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals, also acting as Editorial Board member. She is Co-Chair of the Neurorehabilitation Scientific Panel of the European Academy of Neurology, former Co-Chair of the Clinical Neurophysiology Panel and Scientific Committee member of the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society Foundation. In addition, she is Clinical Ambassador and Mentor for EIT health and work-package co-leader of the eHealth working group within the Patient Reported Outcomes Initiative for MS multi-stakeholder international initiative on patient-reported outcomes in multiple sclerosis. She is a member of the European Commission Expert Panel on Medical Devices for Neurology.
EM-53628 - Date of preparation: February 2021