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Silvia Ripamonti

Angels Team Leader of Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Italy

Silvia’s passion for neuroscience has been consistent throughout her education. After obtaining her first degree in Biotechnology from the University of Milano Bicocca in 2008, she completed her Master’s degree with Honours in Medical Biotechnology, focusing on aspects of hippocampal synaptogenesis in autism-like disorders.

She received her PhD in Translational and Molecular Medicine at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2014. She was awarded a prestigious Scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Education to study the role of oxytocin signaling in the development and function of hippocampal neurons. Silvia’s studies on oxytocin have been published in one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the natural sciences. During her under-graduate studies on the topic, she spent two years at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany. She continued her neuroscientific endeavor as a postdoctoral fellow and researched on synaptic dysfunction in various neurological disorders.
Aside from Silvia’s unique drive towards unveiling the mysteries of the brain, she very actively contributed to the academic life at the university. She diligently took part in multiple international conferences and helped train and educate several undergraduate students herself.

Inspired by the mission statement of the Angels Initiative, Silvia came back to Italy to join the team. She strives to make the difference in the stroke care of Italian patients.