Research fellow Lorenzo Caciagli
Dr Caciagli qualified with the highest distinction from the University of Pisa Medical School in 2013, having undertaken undergraduate research and clinical internships at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Royal Free Hospital, London. Until 2014, he was a clinical and research assistant at the Epilepsy Centre of Pisa University Hospital. Following a visiting fellowship in epilepsy imaging at the Montreal Neurological Institute, he commenced his PhD studies at UCL in 2014, funded by a scholarship of Brain Research UK.
He is a clinical research fellow based at the Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre MRI Unit, and works under the supervision of Professor Matthias Koepp. As honorary clinical assistant, his commitments include weekly first-seizure clinics at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, under the supervision of Dr Dominic Heaney, and on-call senior house officer shifts at the Sir William Gowers Assessment Centre/Epilepsy Society.
Dr Caciagli is currently on a visiting associate position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Neuroimaging (functional and structural), cognitive impairment in epilepsy, genetically-driven traits, determinants of epilepsy severity, progression of disease.
Research expertise includes neuropsychological, functional and structural imaging data acquisition, analysis of cognitive datasets, resting state fMRI, task-based fMRI, and structural MRI data (diffusion MRI, T1-weighted images), and correlations between behavioural and imaging markers.
Dr Caciagli received a Young Investigator's Award for his research into Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy at the 2018 American Epilepsy Society annual meeting