University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Antonio Uncini

Biosketch

Antonino Uncini is full Professor of Neurology and Neuropathophysiology at the University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

His interest in peripheral neuropathies initiated in 1985 when, by a Research Fellowship Grant  of National Center of Research, joined the Peripheral Nerve Laboratory of Pennsylvania University directed by Prof. Austin Sumner. At the end of 80’s he was appointed assistant professor of Neurology at Columbia University and assistant professional electromyographer of the Neurological Institute of New York. In that period prof. Uncini collaborated with prof. Norman Latov and became interested in the morphological and electrophysiological correlates of autoimmune neuropathies.

After his return to Italy, Prof. Uncini  served as Coordinator of the Peripheral Neuropathy Study Group of the Italian Society of Neurology (2005-2009)  and as President of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (2014-2016).

Recently prof. Uncini has proposed the innovative category of nodo-paranodopathies to better define the neuropathies characterized by an immunomediated attack restricted to componens of nodal and paranodal regions and overcome some inadequacies of the traditional the dichotomous classification into demyelinating and axonal.

Prof. Uncini has published more than 170 paper mostly on peripheral neuropathies, and has been invited to lecture on this subject in Italy and abroad.