Cristina Alberini

Cristina Alberini, PhD

  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Pharmacological Sciences

After training in biology and immunology, I have now focused my interest on how the brain changes in response to external and internal stimuli.  In particular, I am intrigued by how memories are formed, stored and elaborated.  Memory is a fundamental biological function and a critical component of our identity. As such, it involves our brain, mind and psyche. I am interested in exploring the biological mechanisms of memory and their integration into complex behavioral manifestations. I am also interested in applying this knowledge in order to understand how memory becomes an integral part of pathologies such as addiction and trauma.


Laurea, University of Pavia

PhD, University of Genoa

Columbia University

Dana Farber Cancer Institute