Claudia Fallini, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ryan Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
  • Phone: 401-874-4968
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Claudia Fallini, Ph.D. investigates the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Her current research is focused on the role of the cytoskeleton and nucleocytoplasmic transport of mRNA and mRNA-binding proteins in the development of neurodegenerative disease, with an emphasis on ALS and FTD. Her future work aims to identify altered pathways and pathogenic mechanisms that are common in different forms of familial and sporadic ALS/FTD and other dementias, which could be targeted for therapeutic intervention.

Prior to arriving at URI in Fall 2019, she was an assistant professor in the department of neurology at UMass Medical School and completed her post-doc training at Emory University.