Gloria Romagnoli, MD


Gloria Romagnoli

  • MD, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR/PhD) - P.4
  • Aston University, UK - Aston Brain Centre

Background Project

Gloria Romagnoli is an Italian Medical Doctor, graduated with summa cum laude at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Since the beginning of her medical studies, she nourished a strong interest in neurological fields, especially in Pediatric Neurology, the branch in which she conducted her MD Thesis. She spent 18 months in doing international clinical research on a genetic model of refractory epilepsy, working both at the Department of Neuropediatrics, Universitätsklinikum SchleswigHolstein (UKSH), Campus Kiel, in Germany, as Erasmus exchange medical student of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) of Kiel, and at the Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit, Neuroscience Department, Tor Vergata University Hospital of Rome, in Italy. The main research goal was to investigate the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signalling pathway as potential antiepileptogenic target. To this end, she evaluated the long-term antiepileptogenic efficacy and safety of a targeted therapy inhibiting the mTOR cascade, in children affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Gloria's MD Dissertation, “Translation of mTOR signalling into Antiepileptogenic Targeted Therapy for Refractory Epilepsy in Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex”, was written in English and in Italian, was object of publication and nominated for the International Research Award by the Graduation Commission of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata.