Ferdinando Squitieri - Top Italian Scientist in Clinical Sciences
Ferdinando Squitieri is a Neurologist with a PhD in Neurobiology and expertise in Medical Genetics and Clinical Psychiatry. He worked as post-doc research fellow at the Dept. of Medical Genetics of University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in Michael Hayden’s group in 1993 and 1994. He has been studying and treating patients with Huntington disease and juvenile-onset Huntington disease over the last 35 years and is currently Head of the Huntington and Rare Diseases Unit at IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza Research Hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo and Rome and Head of Neurology at CSS-Mendel Institute in Rome. He is also Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Italian League for Research on Huntington (LIRH – Foundation) and he is Research Associate of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome. His main line of research focuses on clinics and genetics of Huntington and of paediatric-onset Huntington disease. He is Principal Investigator of many multicenter and mumtinational therapeutic and observational trials on Huntington disease and of a European project of the Joint Program Neurodegenerative Disease on Telemedicine in Huntington disease. He served as advisor for many pharma industries and as counsultant on Huntington disease for the Ministry of Health in some Countries. He published about 190 articles in top ranked journals and is member of the international Huntington disease networks in both Europe (European Huntington Disease Network) and North America (Huntington Study Group). He is also member of working groups on juvenile- and paediatric-onset Huntington disease in the European and North American Networks.
Huntington disease Juvenile onset Huntington disease Paediatric Huntington disease Polyglutamine diseases CAG mutations Genetic counseling movement disorders Neurology human and medical genetics


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Rank: 404
H-Index: 56
Citations: 15262
Nation: Italy
Area: neurology - genetics
Macroarea: Clinical Sciences
Italian Institution(s): IRCCS CASA SOLLIEVO DELLA SOFFERENZA/CSS-Mendel and LIRH Foundation
Email: ferdinandosquitieri@yahoo.it
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