Laura Piccio


Laura Piccio is a Clinician Scientist with research interests in integrating clinical and research aspects related to neuroinflammation in multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases. One of her major areas of study is the complex interaction between diet, the immune system and metabolism in multiple sclerosis and its animal models. She completed her medical degree and neurology residency at the University of Milan, Italy. Then, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship during which she worked under the mentorship of Dr Anne H Cross at Washington University in St Louis, USA. She was then awarded the Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award from the NMSS that she completed while being a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at Washington University in St Louis, USA. Dr Piccio has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. In February 2019, she joined the University of Sydney, Australia, as an Associate Professor at the Brain and Mind Centre. She has a dual appointment at Washington University in St Louis, USA.