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I direct the Laboratory for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LAND) at the Italian Institute of Technology in Rovereto, ItalyMy interests and expertise span multiple disciplines (psychology, neuroscience, genomics, data science, machine learning, computational biology, bioinformatics, neuroendocrinology) and are all applied in a translational research program focused on understanding heterogeneity and early developmental mechanisms involved in autism and atypical neurodevelopment.   

Research interests:  autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, heterogeneity, individual differences, computational psychiatry, precision medicine, data science, fetal programming, social and affective neuroscience, social cognition, emotion, mentalizing, theory of mind, empathy, sex/gender, brain development, steroid hormones, genomics, transcriptomics, network science, bioinformatics

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We have 3 funded PhD positions in the lab, starting Nov 2019. Please get in contact if interested. For more information see the links below:






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