Gianvito Martino

gianvito martino

Location: Dibit 2, Floor 6, Scientific direction

Scientific director, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele
Head, Neuroimmunology Unit
Full professor, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Gianvito Martino received his Medical Degree in 1987 from the University of Pavia (Italy) where he completed his residency in Neurology in 1991. In 1990, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Neurology of the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and, from 1991 to 1992, he held the position of Research Associate at the Department of Neurology of the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA). Since 1992, he works first as Senior Scientist and then as Director of the Neuroimmunology Unit of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele where, from 2008 to 2016, he has also been the director of the overall Division of Neuroscience. Since 2016 Gianvito Martino is the Scientific Director of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

He is full professor of biology at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele. Until 2017, he served as honorary professor at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (UK). From 2009 to 2012, he served as President of the Italian Neuroimmunology Society (AINI). From 2010 to 2012 he was appointed Vice President and from 2012 to 2014 President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI). In 2000, he founded The European School of Neuroimmunology (ESNI) and in 2012 The Global Schools of Neuroimmunology (GSNI). Since then, he has been acting as scientific coordinator of the schools.

He serves as member of the scientific committee of several national and international scientific societies and received over the years numerous scientific awards including the Rita Levi-Montalcini Award. He is co-author of more than 250 original articles and book chapters. His scientific interests range from the elucidation of the pathogenic mechanisms of immune-mediated central nervous system disorders to the development of gene and stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of these disorders.