Luca Massimino, PhD

Improved healthcare has resulted in dramatic demographic changes in developed countries, causing an increase in the prevalence of diseases associated with aging. As a result, many significant human diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer, are becoming increasingly common.

I study Cellular, Molecular and Developmental biology, Genetics and Bioinformatics because of their essential role for Regenerative and Translational Medicine, which offer unique opportunities for developing new therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat debilitating and life-threatening diseases.


Bachelor Degree in Psychological Sciences, Cognitive-Psychometric

Master Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience

PhD in Molecular Medicine, Section of Neuroscience


Post-Doctoral Bioinformatics Research Scientist

Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Dec 2017 – Present

Bioinformatics Research Scientist

12+ active collaborations

Jan 2011 - Present

I am a science enthusiast who integrates Molecular biology, Omics, and advanced Biostatistics to comprehensively understand disease pathogenesis. Due to my innate propensity to cooperate with others and multi-center collaborations, I am currently involved in many different projects regarding a plethora of topics, including:

- Neurodevelopmental disorders (i.e., Intellectual disability and ASD, Drug-resistant epilepsy, Cerebellar ataxia);

- Neurodegenerative diseases (i.e., PD, AD, RP);

- Neuroinflammation due to environmental pollution;

- Hematological oncology (i.e., CML, aCML, ALCL, Idiopathic erythrocytosis);

- Chronic inflammation (i.e., IBD, CD, UC);

- Demyelinating diseases (i.e., Inherited neuropathies, Nerve injury);

- Heart development and disease (CHF, Sarcopenia);

- Human biology in Space;

- Cannabis genomics.