Gianvito Martino received his Medical Degree in 1987 from the University of Pavia, 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) and, from 1991 to 1992, he held the position of Research Associate at the Department of Neurology of the University of Chicago. 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, he acts as Director of the Division of Neuroscience. He is also full professor of biology at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan (Italy) and honorary professor at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (UK). He serves as member of the scientific committee of several national and international scientific societies and received over the years numerous scientific awards, including the Rita Levi-Montalcini Award.
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.
San Raffaele, Milan (stage site)