Francesco Battaglia appointed as professor of Neuronal networks of Memory
Francesco Battaglia has been appointed professor of Neuronal networks of Memory at the Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science at Radboud University with effect from 1 February 2020. Battaglia has been working as a researcher and Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior since 2013. His research focuses on memory and the impact of sleep on the brain.
Francesco Battaglia (1970), born in Italy, received in 1994 his doctoraal degree in Physics – with honours – in from La Sapienza University in Rome. In 1998 he obtained his PhD - also with honours - in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience at the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.
Battaglia worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Neural Systems Memory and Aging Division of the University of Arizona; the CNRS Laboratory of Physiologie de la Perception and de l'Action, College de France; the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and as a guest researcher at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (NERF) in Leuven, Belgium.
Francesco Battaglia received an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million in 2019 for research into a universal memory. He is working on a theory about the standard mode network in our brain that is crucial for our memory.