01/2012 - 05/2015

PhD Neuroscience

International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

09/2008 – 02/2011

Cognitive Neuroscience Degree (M. Sc.)

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

09/2005 – 07/2008

Psychological, Cognitive and Psychobiological Science Degree (B.Sc.)

Faculty of Psychology, Padova (PD), Italy.

Academic career and teaching activities

2023-present Associate Professor; Center for Mind/Brain Sciences CIMeC, University of Trento

2020-2023 Assistant Professor (RTDb), CIMeC, University of Trento

2020 Junior Researcher (RTDa), CIMeC, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy

2019 Maître Assistant, HUG, Switzerland (early resigned for a RTDa position at CIMeC)

2018-2019 Research Fellow, NIMTlab, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland

2016-2018 Research Collaborator, Dep. of Clinical Neurosciences, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

2015 Research Fellow, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

Research interests

Neuropsychology, Social Cognition, cognitive dysfunctions in neurodegenerative disease, Frontotemporal disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neuroimaging, pathological ageing. 

Research work

My research falls within the macro-domain of clinical neuroscience with a focus on neurodegenerative pathologies associated with dementia. In this field, my interests are more specifically framed in the study of the clinical and neuropsychological profiles of different neurodegenerative diseases, and the association with the underlying structural and functional neurodegeneration in order to characterize these diseases and their evolution, with the ultimate goal of contributing to the implementation of effective prevention and rehabilitative strategies.

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Sindem Member - Associazione autonoma aderente alla SIN per le demenze

SINP member - Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia

Member of the scientific committee Sindem4Juniors 

Awards and honours

AirAlzh Award - Best oral communication in scientific research at the SINDEM national conference 25-27 November 2021

Abstract selected for the five "ECCN 2019 awards" (3rd place), European Congress of Clinical Neuroimaging, 20-21 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium. 

Conferences and lectures
  1. Dodich A, Rochat AS, Mainta I, Noirot C, Andryszak P, et al., (2019). Validation of a Visual Assessment Strategy for 18F-Flortaucipir PET. E-poster presentation at EANM’19 12-16 October 2019.
  2. Dodich A, Andryszak P, Mendes A, Assal F, Chicherio C, et al (2019). The relationship between tau deposition and neuropsychological performance in typical Alzheimer’s Disease. Oral presentation at the European Congress of Clinical Neuroimaging, 20-21 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium
  3. Dodich A, Inguscio E, Cerami C, Iannaccone S, Magnani G, Perani D (2018). FDG-PET hypometabolic correlates of language impairments in CBS and PSP patients. Oral presentation at XLIX Sin Congress 28th October, Rome Italy.
  4. Dodich A, Cerami C, Marcone A, Cappa SF, Iannaccone S (2017). Prevalence of socio-emotional impairments in a memory disorder clinic and their role for the diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. Poster at Sindem 17-19 March, Florence Italy.
  5. Dodich A, Cerami C., Malpetti M., Iannaccone S (2017). Combined quantitative and qualitative study of visuo-constructive performances in subjective memory complaint. Poster at Sindem4juniors 18-20 January, Brixen Italy. Best poster award
  6. Dodich A, Realmuto S, Cerami C, Meli R, Canessa N, Ragonese P, Salemi G (2016) Prevalence of social cognition disorders in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients. JAD 52:S42-S42.
Other work

Cognitive assessment in healthy and pathological aging