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Gianvito Masi

Visiting Research Scientist

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Gianvito Masi


I am a graduating resident in neurology at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy, from which I received my MD in 2016. During the course of my academic training and residency, I have reconciled my interests in neurology and immunology through the study of autoimmune neurology. Working closely with Raffaele Iorio, MD, PhD and professor Amelia Evoli, MD, I have developed a special focus on patients with myasthenia gravis, paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. In Dr. Iorio's lab, I have acquired experience in detection methods for neural autoantibodies and evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a tissue-based assay in suspected cases of autoimmune encephalitis. In the O'Connor Lab, I am enthusiastic about delving into human autoimmunity through a translational approach, as well as gaining new insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying antibody-medicated neurological diseases.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
MGNet ScholarMyasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network2022

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