Simone Rossi, MD, PhD, Professor of Human Physiology. I am also Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, currently leading the Brain Investigation & Neuromodulation Lab (Si-BIN Lab) at the Department of Neuroscience, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Unit, University of Siena, where I also lead the Parkinson’s disease clinical activity.
I also have a national full professorship habilitation in Neurology.
International leader in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation where my contributions include: technical developments (one patent for a new sham coil for TMS); use and developments of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques (TMS, tDCS, tACS) as neuroimaging procedures in cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on memory, therapeutic neuromodulatory tools in neuropsychiatry, and neurohenancement (including ethical issues); Individuation of neurophysiological markers of psychiatric diseases; noninvasive investigation of neural plasticity mechanisms and brain connectivity, studied with EEG, TMS-EEG combination and rsFMR.
I’m or had been member of the Editorial Board of “Behavioural Neurology”, of “Brain Stimulation”, of ISNR Neurology and of Clinical Neurophysiology and President of the Italian Society of Psychophysiology. I am also occasional reviewer of 90 international scientific journals in neurology, neurophysiology, psychiatry and neuroscience areas (including Nature Reviews Neurology, Neurology, Annals of Neurology, J. Neurosci., Trends in Cogn. Sci., Curr. Biol., Biol. Psychiatry, Am. J. Psychiatry, etc…..). I’m Referee for the European Research Council, for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK, for The French National Research Agency (ANR), for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, for the Israeli Scientific Foundation, for the Weston Brain Institute. Reviewer of the Italian Ministry of Reaserach for the evaluation of scientific production of Italian Universities.
I am –or have been- granted as Unit Leader in many Italian research projects and is responsible of the local neuroscientifc aspects in two European granted projects in Robotics (with Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo).