Research Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1420 NW 9th Avenue, Room 231
Miami, FL 33136
Milena Pinto, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
She has more than ten years of research experience on neurodegenerative disorders, in particular on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. She obtained her PhD in Functional genomics and Neurobiology in Italy, where she extensively worked on drug-induced and genetically modified animal models of Parkinson’s disease as well as on cellular models of dopaminergic neurons. More recently, during her postdoctoral training, she has been involved in understanding the possible neuronal-specific role of mitochondrial dysfunctions and mitochondrial DNA deletions and depletion in different mouse models of aging and neurodegenerative diseases.