Location: Centro San Luigi
Clinical group leader, Neurovirology Unit
MD degree (Univ. of Milan, 1988), specialization in Infectious Diseases (Univ. of Milan, 1991), PhD in Virology (Karolinska Inst., 1995).
Since 1995 she has been carrying out clinical, research and teaching activities at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Dr. Cinque's research has initially focused on viral neurological and herpesvirus infections in immunocompromised hosts. With her research groups she has established laboratory methods and strategies and assessed cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for diagnosis and monitoring of such infections, and studied mechanisms of pathogenesis. Current research areas involve translational research on HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (viral and host/immune determinants of disease) and other HIV-associated CNS complications.
She is a panel member of the Italian HIV Treatment Guidelines, of the EACS Co- morbidities and of the Opportunistic Infections Guidelines, and of the NIH/CDC/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents.
1995 PhD in Virology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
1991 Specialization in Infectious Diseases (70/70), University of Milan
1987 MD (110/110 cum laudem), University of Milan
2009-2013 Program Director, Research Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan
1999-present Contract Professor in Infectious Diseases (Faculties of Medicine, International MD Program, Dental School, School of Specialization of Infectious Diseases), IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan
1999-present Head of Clinical Neurovirology Research Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases (from 2009 Research Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases), IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan
1993-present Faculty Member of Infectious Disease Department San Raffaele Hospital, Milan
1991-1993 Visiting Scientist, Virology Department, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
1987-1991 Fellow, Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
2014-onwards Panel Member, Opportunistic Infections, European AIDS Society Clinical Society (EACS) co-morbidities guidelines
2011-onwards Panel Coordinator, Neurocognitive Impairment, European AIDS Society Clinical Society (EACS) co-morbidities guidelines
2010-onwards Panel Coordinator, Neurocognitive Disorders in HIV Infection, Italian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV infection
2008-onwards Member of the DHHS Panel on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents
2005Subcommittee on Biomarkers, “NIMH/NINDS Update on Diagnostic Definitions of HIV-Associated Dementia and Minor Cognitive Motor Disorder in the Era of HAART
1997 Murex Award (European Society for Clinical Virology)
1994 G.B. Rossi Award (ANLAIDS, Italy)