Lucia Maccioni was born in 1996 in San Severino Marche (MC), Italy.
She received her Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering in October 2018 from Università Politecnica delle Marche and her Master degree in Bioengineering in December 2020 from University of Padua.
Her Master thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo, concerned a graph theory based analysis of functional brain network alterations in Parkinson’s Disease patients from resting state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
After graduation, she received a research fellowship from the Department of Neuroscience, University of Padua. Her research work concerned an MRI study of olfactory bulbs and structural features alteration in COVID-19 patients.
In collaboration with the FAIR group, she also worked on a study of cerebral blood flow alterations in Parkinson’s Disease patients through compartmental modelling of [18F]Flutemetamol dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging.
She is currently a PhD student in Information Engineering (XXXVII cycle) at the University of Padua under the supervision of Prof. Mattia Veronese and Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo.
Her main scientific research area regards the study of neuroinflammation through compartmental modelling of TSPO PET dynamics and the development of a normative model of inflammation.