Stefano Sandrone

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Stefano Sandrone
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Stefano Sandrone at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Boston, Massachusetts
Born1st of February 1988
Alma materVita-Salute San Raffaele University
King’s College London
AwardsH. Richard Tyler Award
Biennial Award for Outstanding Book
Lawrence C. McHenry Award
Julia Higgins Award
SfN Science Educator Award
Scientific career
History of neuroscience
History of Neurology
Educational research
InstitutionsImperial College London

Stefano Sandrone (1988) is an Italian neuroscientist and a Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London.

Life and works[edit]

Stefano Sandrone was born in Canelli, Italy, on the 1st of February 1988, and obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at King’s College London, United Kingdom, where he started his career as a Teaching Fellow.

In 2014 he was selected as a young scientist for the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Physiology or Medicine,[1] which was attended by 37 Nobel Laureates,[2] and appeared in Wired magazine’s list of the ‘most promising Italians under 35’.[3]

In 2015 he co-authored the book entitled Brain Renaissance,[4] and, for this, he won the biennial Award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences[5] presented by the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences.[6] He also appeared as a contributor to the 41st edition of the Gray’s Anatomy.[7]

In 2016 Sandrone was awarded the H. Richard Tyler Award presented by the American Academy of Neurology,[8] which is the world’s largest association of neurologists,[9] and the following year he was elected as Vice Chair of the History of Neurology Section within the same Academy,[10] thus becoming the youngest Vice Chair at the American Academy of Neurology.[11] In 2017 he was also recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.[12]

In 2018 he was nominated as one of the eleven experts under 40 within the Health Research Section and the Section for the evaluation of health research projects presented by researchers under 40 at the Comitato Tecnico Sanitario, Italian Minister of Health.[13]

In 2019 he was awarded the Lawrence C. McHenry Award from the American Academy of Neurology,[14] thus winning his second Academy Award in three years. Moreover, in the same year he was elected as the youngest Chair within the American Academy of Neurology,[15] and in July he was awarded the Julia Higgins Award from Imperial College London for ‘his significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College’.[16]. Later in the year, he also won the Science Educator Award[17] awarded from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), which is 'the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and the nervous system’ [18].

Sandrone's works also include the rediscovery of the manuscript of the first functional neuroimaging experiment,[19] which has been featured in several magazines and newspapers,[20][21][22][23][24][25][26] and the narration of the '(delayed) history of the brain lymphatic system’ in Nature Medicine.[27]


  1. ^ "Stefano Sandrone - The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting - Laureates". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Wired Under 35: STEFANO SANDRONE - Wired". 10 September 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. 4 May 2015. ISBN 9780199383832. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2018-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "ISHN.ORG". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ Elsevier. "Gray's Anatomy - 41st Edition". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "American Academy of Neurology Announces 2019 Scientific Research Award Winners". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Join an AAN Section or Community". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Nel club dei cervelli". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Higher Education Academy - TRANSFORMING TEACHING INSPIRING LEARNING". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  13. ^ "". Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  14. ^ "American Academy of Neurology Announces 2019 Scientific Research Award Winners". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Un neuroscienziato canellese l'under 35 piu' promettente". Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Staff praised for empowering women academics". Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Society for Neuroscience Presents Science Education and Outreach Awards". Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  18. ^ "About SfN". Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  19. ^ Sandrone, Stefano; Bacigaluppi, Marco; Galloni, Marco R.; Cappa, Stefano F.; Moro, Andrea; Catani, Marco; Filippi, Massimo; Monti, Martin M.; Perani, Daniela; Martino, Gianvito (1 February 2014). "Weighing brain activity with the balance: Angelo Mosso's original manuscripts come to light". Brain. 137 (2): 621–633. doi:10.1093/brain/awt091. PMID 23687118.
  20. ^ Abbott, Alison (May 2015). "Neurophysiology: The man who bared the brain". Nature. Nature. 521 (7551): 160. doi:10.1038/521160a.
  21. ^ "A Machine to Weigh the Soul". Discover. May 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  22. ^ "The man who weighed thoughts". New Scientist. November 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  23. ^ "The machine that tried to scan the brain in 1882". NPR. August 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  24. ^ "Here's How Neuroscientists in the 1800s Studied Blood Flow in the Brain". April 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  25. ^ Stukenberg, Timo (September 2014). "Mit der Wippe die Gedanken wiegen". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Anatomía del cerebro". Investigación y Ciencia. May 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  27. ^ Sandrone, Stefano; Moreno Zambrano, Daniel; Kipnis, Jonathan; van Gijn, Jan (4 April 2019). "A (delayed) history of the brain lymphatic system". Nature. 25 (2): 538–540. doi:10.1038/s41591-019-0417-3. PMID 30948855.