Elisa Canu RicercatoreMedicina

Research Activity

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

Research Activity

Elisa Canu is a Researcher at the Neuroimaging Research Unit led by Prof. Massimo Filippi (https://www.unisr.it/docenti/f/filippi-massimo). She has a proven experience in neurodegeneration, neuropsychology and neuroimaging. Her peer-reviewed papers explored brain structural and functional alterations and associated cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, motor neuron diseases and movement disorders.  She is currently involved in national and international multicentre projects focused on MRI assessment of brain connectivity abnormalities in these disorders.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2018 Qualification as Associate Professor (SC 11E/1).

2014 Specialization in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy. School of Cognitive Psychotherapy, SPC, Verona, Italy.

2013 PhD in Molecular Medicine-Experimental Neurology. Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

2005 Psychology National license.

2004 Postgraduate Training. Cognitive Electrophysiology and Memory Laboratory, School of Psychology, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

2003 Postgraduate Training. Alzheimer Evaluation Unit. ULSS 13, Dolo Hospital, Dolo (VE), Italy.

2003 Master Degree in Psychology. Faculty of Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

1998 High school diploma. Liceo Classico Ginnasio Manno, Alghero, Italy.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

PRESENT POSITION

2018-current Staff Researcher, Neuroimaging Research Unit (Director: Prof. Massimo Filippi), IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy.

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2015-2018      Researcher, Neuroimaging Research Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy.

2013-2015      Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy.

2010-2013      PhD Student, Neuroimaging Research Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

2008-2009      Research Specialist, Neuropsychology Neuroimaging Lab, University of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (WADRC). Madison, WI, USA.

2005-2008      Research Fellow, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Neuroimaging and Telemedicine, IRCCS S.Giovanni di Dio-Fatebenefratelli. The National Centre for Research and Care of Alzheimer's and Mental Diseases. Brescia, Italy.

Publications

Official H Index: 30 (Scopus)

Canu E, McLaren DG, Fitzgerald ME, Bendlin BB, Zoccatelli G, Alessandrini F, Pizzini FM, Ricciardi GK, Beltramello A, Johnson SC, Frisoni GB. Microstructural diffusion changes are independent of macrostructural volume loss in moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;19(3):963-76.

Canu E, Frisoni GB, Agosta F, Pievani M, Bonetti M, Filippi M. Early and late onset Alzheimer’s disease patients have distinct patterns of white matter damage. Neurobiology of Aging. 2012 Jun;33(6):1023-33.

Canu E, Agosta F, Riva N, Sala S, Prelle A, Caputo D, Perini M, Comi G, Filippi M. The topography of brain microstructural damage in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis assessed using diffusion tensor MRI. AJNR. 2011 Aug;32(7):1307-14.

Canu E, Agosta F, Baglio F, Galantucci S, Nemni R, Filippi M. Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging tractography in progressive supranuclear palsy. Movement Disorders. 2011 Aug 1;26(9):1752-5.

Canu E, Agosta F, Sarro L, Comi G, Filippi M. Neuroimaging findings in frontotemporal lobar degeneration spectrum disorders. Cortex. 2012 Apr;48(4):389-413.

Canu E, Agosta F, Spinelli EG, Magnani G, Cappa SF, Scola E, Falautano M, Comi G, Falini A, Filippi M. White matter microstructural damage in Alzheimer’s disease at different age of onset. Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Oct;34(10):2331-40.

Canu E, Agosta F, Galantucci S, Chiò A, Riva N, Silani V, Falini A, Comi G, Filippi M. Extramotor damage is associated with cognition in primary lateral sclerosis patients. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 5;8(12):e82017.

Canu E, Agosta F, Sarasso E, Volontè MA, Comi G, Falini A, Gatti R, Filippi M. Brain Structural and functional connectivity in Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Dec;36(12):5064-78. 

Canu E, Agosta F, Mandic-Stojmenovic G, Stojković T, Stefanova E, Inuggi A, Imperiale F, Copetti M, Kostic VS, Filippi M. Multiparametric MRI to distinguish early onset Alzheimer’s disease from behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2017 May 25;15:428-438.

Canu E, Agosta F, Markovic V, Petrovic I, Stankovic I, Imperiale F, Stojkovic T, Copetti M, Kostic VS, Filippi M. White matter tract alterations in Parkinson's disease patients with punding. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Oct;43:85-91.

Canu E, Agosta F, Imperiale F, Fontana A, Caso F, Spinelli EG, Magnani G, Falini A, Comi G, Filippi M. Added value of multimodal MRI to the clinical diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia variants. Cortex. 2018;113:58-66. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.11.025. 

Canu E, Bessi V, Leocadi M, Padiglioni S, Nacmias B, Sorbi S, Filippi M, Agosta F. Crossed aphasia confirmed by fMRI in a case with nonfluent variant of primary progressive aphasia carrying a GRN mutation. J Neurol. 2019;266:1274-1279.

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