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Riccardo Beltramo

Assistant Professor - University Lecturer

Riccardo Beltramo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Turin and a Ph.D. from the Italian Institute of Technology. During his doctoral training with Tommaso Fellin, he investigated the neural circuits mediating the cortical “slow oscillations”, a spontaneous rhythmic activity that regulates memory consolidation during sleep.

For his postdoctoral work, Riccardo joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California San Diego and the University of California San Francisco, in Massimo Scanziani’s Lab. During his postdoc, he studied sensory perception in the mouse visual system, focusing on the cortical and subcortical networks that compute visual information. He identified a novel primary visual cortex dedicated to the processing of inputs originating from the superior colliculus, an ancestral subcortical visual center.

Riccardo will start his lab in 2021 at the University of Cambridge, in the Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience.