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Marco Pagani [Medical Doctor 1985, PhD in Brain Neurophysiology and Nuclear Medicine Methodology on 2000 at Karolinska Institute of Stockholm] is a senior research scientist (Primo Ricercatore) at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR) and Senior Member of the Neuroimaging Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
His work focuses on the physiopathology of cerebral hemodynamics, metabolism, neuroanatomy and cortical electrical activation (by Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MR), electroencephalography (EEG), respectively) applied to neurodegenerative, neurological and psychiatric disorders. One of the most relevant research lines he has pursued is the implementation of multivariate analysis and the relative identification of brain networking in normal and pathological conditions. In this respect he has recently investigated by PET the largest series of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients so far. He tutored PhD students investigating various forms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and autism and has acquired experience in neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric investigations. In this frame he has published on high impact factor Journals several functional and neuroanatomical investigations and three of the few experimental evidences by EEG of the neurobiological changes occurring during psychotherapies.
He is reviewer for the most relevant Journals in the field of functional neuroimaging, has published about 120 papers in International peer reviewed Journals (mean I.F. 5.0), has presented about 130 communications at international Conferences, has given about 55 Keynotes and Plenary Lectures at International Conferences, has taught at about 45 CME, Workshops and Courses and has been awarded three International Prizes for research in neuroimaging.