University Profiles

Battaglia

Fortunato Battaglia, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration

Profile

My research focuses on synaptic plasticity in animal models and patients with neuropsychiatric diseases.

I am a neurologist who specializes in clinical neurophysiology. At Seton Hall University, I teach Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology. I am interested in exploring cortical synaptic plasticity in order to better understand the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases and develop treatments for these conditions.

I am currently conducting basic science studies in animal models of neuropsychiatric diseases using cellular, physiological and behavioral methods. Furthermore, I attempt to restore normal synaptic activity and behaviors by using non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and direct current stimulation (tDCS).

I am also actively engaged in clinical research in patients with major depression and dementia. My goal is to translate my basic research results into clinical applications.

Education

  • MD, University of Messina, Italy
  • PhD, University of Messina, Italy

Academic Distinctions

  • 2007, Presidential Award, Best Basic Science Presentation American Society for Neurorehabilitation Annual Meeting

  • 2008, Young Scholar Award, Alzheimer's Association

  • 2009, Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Grant

Scholarship

Contact

Office Phone
(973) 761-9605

Email
fortunato.battaglia@shu.edu

Office Location
Room 34
Alfieri Hall

 
 

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