Luca Fazio
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Luca Fazio
Department of Neurology with Institute of Translational Neurology
Mendelstr. 7
48149 Münster
Tel: +49 (0) 251/58116

Joined OCC in 2018

Research Project

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system characterized by several pathological hallmarks, including inflammation, demyelination with partial restoration of myelin, neuronal and axonal damage. Notably, the acute phase of the disease is characterized by a transient hyperexcitability, which can be attributed to the altered expression of specific ion channels along the axon surface.
My research interest focuses on the evaluation of the consequences of demyelination and altered excitability on the functionality of the auditory thalamocortical system, by assessing the contribution of the KCNQ-Potassium Channels, given their involvement in the regulation of neuronal excitability.

PhD Committee

Prof. Dr. Thomas Budde
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kaiser
Prof. Dr. Sven Meuth

Conference Contributions



*1988 Brescia, Italy
2013–2014 Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology, University of Brescia, Italy
2016-2017 Master’s Degree in Neurobiology, University of Pavia, Italy
Since 2017 PhD student at the Department of Neurology with Institute of Translational Neurology, University Hospital Münster, Germany