Gianvito Martino received his Medical Degree in 1987 from the University of Pavia (Italy) where he completed his residency in Neurology in 1991. In 1990, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Neurology of the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and, from 1991 to 1992, he held the position of Research Associate at the Department of Neurology of the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA). From 1992 to 2008, he worked first as Senior Scientist and then as Director of the Neuroimmunology Unit of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan (Italy) where, from 2008 to 2016, he acts as Director of the Division of Neuroscience. From 2016, he has been appointed as Scientific Director of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute. He is full professor of Experimental Biology at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University in Milan. From 2009 to 2012, he served as President of the Italian Neuroimmunology Society (AINI) and, from 2012 to 2014, as President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI). In 2000, he founded the European School of Neuroimmunology (ESNI) and, since then, he has been acting as scientific coordinator of the school. He is co-author of more than 250 original articles and book chapters. His scientific interests range from the elucidation of the pathogenic mechanisms of immune-mediated central nervous system disorders to the development of gene and stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of these disorders.