Emiliano Santarnecchi

Emiliano Santarnecchi, PhD.
Associate Professor of Neurology

Education History:
Ph.D., Applied Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
M.Sc., Cognitive Science, University of Florence, Italy

Emiliano is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), a Clinical research scientist at the Berenson-Allen Center for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation (Beth Israel Medical Deaconess Center, Boston - BIDMC, MA, USA), co-director of the CME course Introduction to Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) In Neuropsychiatric Research at Harvard Medical School, an affiliated Associate Professor at the Department of Physics at Northeastern University (Boston, MA, USA), director of the Network Control Laboratory at BIDMC, co-director of the Siena Brain Investigation and Neuromodulation laboratory at University of Siena (Italy), founder and director of the Neuroscience of Intelligence and Cognitive Enhancement (NiCE) international consortium at Harvard University.

Research Interests:

Emiliano's main interests lie in the combination of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS), electrophysiology (e.g. EEG, MEG) and neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI) to modulate brain activity and measure brain's capacity to respond to external perturbation. He is particularly interested in the development and application of image-guided brain stimulation solutions to increase brain plasticity, modulate connectivity patterns and enhance cognition, with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutic options for neurological and psychiatric patients. He is also committed to technological development, with multiple patents on therapeutic applications based on noninvasive brain stimulation for e.g., dementia and brain tumors.

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography