Prof. Cristina Limatola MD, PhD
IRCCS Neuromed Pozzilli
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Sapienza University
Rome, Italy

Cristina Limatola has a PhD in Biotechnology, and is full professor in Physiology since 2007, at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

Main research interests are on the mechanisms of cellular communication in the CNS and among immune cells and the CNS. In particular her research projects are on: 1) the role of chemokines as neuromodulators and neuroprotectors in the CNS; 2) the role of glial cells in brain tumors; 3) gut-brain interactions under physiological and pathological conditions, 4) the mechanisms of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases, with focus on ALS.  Other area of research concerns the role of glial cells in sleep and the use of nanocomposites for miRNA delivery in the CNS to target brain tumor microenvironment.