Antonio Uccelli was born in Genoa (Italy) in 1964 where he obtained his medical doctoral degree in 1987.
He completed his residency of neurology at the University of Genoa in 1993. In 1992 he attended, as post-doctoral fellow, the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology of the Department of Neurology of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) directed by Professor S.L. Hauser.
From 1993 to 2011 he had a faculty position in the Department of Neurology of the University of Genoa. Since December 2011 he is Associate Professor of Neurology of the University of Genoa. Since 2018 he is Scientific Director of Ospedale Policlinico San Martino Sistema Sanitario Regione Liguria Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia. Since 2014 he is Director of Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Research (CEBR). Since 2009 he is the Director of the Center for Research and Cure of Multiple Sclerosis of the University of Genoa. Since 1995 Dr. Uccelli is the Director of the Neuroimmunology Unit of the Department of Neurology, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI) of the IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Martino – IST Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro focusing his research activities on multiple sclerosis and more recently on adult stem cells.
In 2001 he was awarded of the Rita Levi Montalcini Award, yearly assigned to the best Italian researcher in the field of MS. In 2009 received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award (for dedicated humanitarian services Lions Clubs International Foundation) and in 2013 the Royan International Research Award – an annual prize awarded to the excellences in Reproductive Biomedicine, Reproductive Health, and Stem Cell Biology and Technology.
Dr. Uccelli is co-author of 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications with a Total impact factor: 10,604 – mean IF/publication: 6,798. Dr Uccelli’s C.I. C.I. (Citation Index Scopus) is 10.011 (Citation Index including publication where AU is part of research groups) is 10.943, H Index is 44.
Dr. Uccelli has been invited to give seminar and keynote lectures at many Academic sites and conferences all over the world. Since 1995 he has received numerous scientific grants from national and international agencies.