Dr. Francesca Aloisi PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome | Italy

Francesca Aloisi is Head of Research at Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome and leads the Unit ‘Demyelinating and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System’ in the Department of Neuroscience. She is a biologist with past research interests in neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, biology of glial cells and neuro-immune interactions. In the last 15 years, her research interests have focussed on multiple sclerosis pathogenesis, particularly on the involvement of and interaction between B cells, Epstein-Barr virus and the antiviral immune response in sustaining central nervous system inflammation and tissue damage.