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Niccolo Terrando

Dr. Terrando is originally from the countryside of Torino, Italy. After high school, he moved to the U.K. reading for a dual honors degree in neuroscience and biochemistry (B.S. with honors) at Keele University. He received his Ph.D. from Imperial College London (D.I.C.) working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology under the mentorship of professors Mervyn Maze, Sir Marc Feldmann and Claudia Monaco. He undertook his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco where he described in Dr. Akassoglou’s laboratory at the Gladstone Institute of Neurology a key role of macrophages and blood-brain barrier disruption in mediating neuroinflammation and cognitive decline after surgery.


In 2012 Dr. Terrando moved to the Karolinska Institute as Assistant Professor before returning to the US and establishing his laboratory at Duke University in 2015 where is currently a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Terrando’s research is centered on surgery-induced neuroinflammation and perioperative neurocognitive disorders. His laboratory is funded by the National Institute on Aging and his mission is to define the underlying mechanisms leading to postoperative delirium and to develop safe strategies to resolve neuroinflammation in the perioperative setting.

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