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Dr Stefano Sandrone

Biographical details

I am a neuroscientist with a special academic interest in the history of neurology and of (neuro)science. I was born in Canelli, Italy, in 1988 and I have been studying and doing research in Milan, Zurich and London.


In 2014 I was selected as a young scientist at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Physiology and Medicine (attended by 37 Nobel Laureates and 600 young scientists worldwide). For this, I have been included in Wired magazine’s list of ‘promising Italians under 35’.


In 2015 I co-authored a book entitled Brain Renaissance. It received a one-page review in Nature on its release and won the biennial Award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences presented by the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences. In the same year, I have also written an online commentary for the Neuroanatomy chapter of the 41st edition of the Gray’s Anatomy.


In 2016 I was awarded the H. Richard Tyler Award for the History of Neurology presented by the American Academy of Neurology and its Archive Committee. Moreover, I was selected as member of the Young European Leadership Delegation at the European Parliament for the European Youth Event and recognised as Associated Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the British professional institution promoting excellence in higher education.


In 2017 I have been elected as Vice Chair of the History of Neurology Section at the American Academy of Neurology for the 2017-2019 term.


Curriculum: education and research experience

2017 (March)-present: Postdoc on a personal BRC/NIHR scholarship, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

2013 (October)-2017 (March): BRC NIHR PhD student in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, United Kingdom 

2013 (March-July): Research Assistant at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2008-2013: Thesis internship and Pre-PhD training at the Institute of Experimental Neurology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

2010-2012: MSc summa cum laude and special academic mention in Psychology-Neuroscience, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

2007-2010: BSc summa cum laude in Psychological Sciences, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

2003-2007: Scientific High School summa cum laude, Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Nizza Monferrato (AT), Italy


Public engagement

Frontiers for Young Minds scientist (2013-)

Member of BergamoScienza Science Festival (2007-) and of its youth committee (2012-)


Media coverage (selection)

Discover Magazine Blogs (USA), Focus (Italy), Gehirn und Geist (Germany), La Stampa (Italy), La Tercera (Chile), Le Scienze (Italy), National Public Radio (USA), Neue Zürcher Zeitung Folio (Switzerland), New Scientist (United Kingdom), Newstalk (Ireland), Rai Uno (Italy), Rai Due (Italy), Sapere (Italy), Science News (USA), Smithsonian (USA), Spiegel Online (Germany), Wired (Italy)




Skype: stefanosandrone






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