what I do and did
Sept 2010- Sept 2012 Master of Science with Honors in Neuropsychology [UNITN]
Sept 2007- July 2010 Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology [UNIBO]
April 2017 – exp. April 2020 Post-doctoral scholar with Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini [ALBA - UCSF/MAC]
Design, implementation and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI/MEG) experiments with neurodegenerative patients.
Sept 2012 – Sept 2013 Post-graduation internship with Dr. Manuela Piazza [UNICOG]
Design and implementation of fMRI studies; uni- and multi- variate analysis of neuroimaging data.
March 2012 – June 2012 Clinical internship with Dr. Alessia Monti and Prof. Gabriele Miceli [CeRiN]
Neuropsychological assessment of patients; design and implementation of ad hoc experimental tests.
March 2010 – July 2010 Research internship with Prof. Giuseppe di Pellegrino [CsrNC]
Design and implementation of a study combining behavioral data and techniques for neurostimulation (tDCS).
Teaching & Mentoring Experience
Spring 2019 Ad hoc lecturer for MAC Postdoc Educational Curriculum
2017 – 2019 Supervision of high school (N. Lei, S. Ng, V. Leung , J. Rodriguez) and undergraduate (K. Sierchio) interns , co-supervisor ML Gorno-Tempini
2015 – 2017 Supervision of two master theses @ UNITN, co-supervisor M. Piazza (S. Melison and D. Spagnolo)
Oct 2014 – Oct 2016 Teaching assistant: English [Mission d’enseignement @ Espace Langues]
May - June 2016 Teaching assistant: Semantic [Current debates in cognitive neuroscience @ Dep. Cognitive Science UNITN]
2019/2020 – co-organizer of UCSF - Kavli Institute Brain Talks
Summer 2019 – co-organizer of Bay Area Scikit-Sprint 2019
Spring 2019 – co-lead of MAC Postdoc Educational Curriculum
Jan 2019 – onwards: OHBM Brain-Art Special Interest Group [secretary 2018/2019, Diversity & Gender Committee liaison 2019/2020]
Sept 2018 – onwards: Penne Amiche della Scienza
Sept 2018 – onwards: UCSF Postdoc Interest Group - Cognitive Neuroscience
May 2018 – Co-organizer of the San Francisco chapter of Brainhack
2017/2018 Volunteer in STEM afterschool via the UCSF Science Education Program.
June 2015 – Jan 2016 Member of the organizational commitee of Neuroscience Workshop Sacaly (NeWS 2016)
Oct 2013 – Feb 2017 Co-organizer of the Neurobreakfast [gathering of phd students and other ECR from all teams @ Neurospin]
Honours & Awards
June 2016 + June 2017 Fondazione Ermenegildo Zegna 10.000 €
May 2015 – Feb 2017 Université Franco Italienne/Università Italo Francese (UFI/UIF) 4.500 €
May 2014 CAOs (Concepts, Actions and Objects): Best Student Abstract Awards 200 €
2011/2012 Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cento: bursary for period of studies abroad ~ 1000 €
2011/2012 University of Trento: Erasmus fellowship (study abroad program, 6 months) ~ 1000 €
2010/2012 Collegio di Merito Clesio: housing and supplementary interdisciplinary courses for best master students
2010/2012 University of Trento: full scholarship for two years of master (through Opera Universitaria)
2007/2010 University of Bologna: full scholarship for three years of bachelor (through Er.Go)
More than meets the eye
My family lives in a small town close to Bologna (IT) since...ever. I owe a lot to my roots (not only when it comes to cooking).
My husband, Fabian Pedregosa, is a researcher in computer science and machine learning. He is my favorite tranquilizer, scientist, and human being.