Dr. Cinthia Farina PhD
Head, Immunobiology of Neurological Disorders Unit,

Institute of Experimental Neurology and Division of Neuroscience,
IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Milan, Italy

Dr. Cinthia Farina, a PhD and neuroimmunologist, is Head of the Immunobiology of Neurological Disorders Unit at the Institute of Experimental Neurology at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. Her research activity has provided original advancement on the mechanism of action of drugs in multiple sclerosis (MS), the stratification of clinical MS stages via blood transcriptomics, the comprehension of glia-neuron interactions in MS lesions and the identification of novel therapeutic targets. She has received several awards, including the Young Investigator Award for Multiple Sclerosis Research by the European Charcot Foundation. Dr. Farina has been an elected member of the scientific advisory boards of the Italian Association of Neuroimmunology and the International Society of Neuroimmunology. She is a selected member of the Grant Review panel 1 of the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society and serves as reviewer for several granting agencies including European Research Council, UK Medical Ressearch Council, Agence Nationale de la recherché, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)/Welsh Assembly Government, DFG Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft, Foundation ARSEP, SAOFRMA Stichting voor Alzheimer Onderzoek- Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Maladie d’Alzheimer, AFM-Téléthon, FISM Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla.