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Giovanni Battistella, Ph.D.

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Politecnico di Torino, TorinoM.Sc.09/2008Biomedical Engineering
Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School, University of Lausanne, LausannePh.D.08/2013Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York CityPostdoc07/2017Imaging genetics of dystonia
University of California San Francisco, San FranciscoPostdoc07/2020Neuroimaging of frontotemporal dementia and dyslexia

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  1. (Giovanni Battistella) May 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
    Schwab Center for Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Innovation Fund
    Unravelling the neurobiological basis of developmental dyslexia using ultra-high field MRI
    Role Description: The goal of this proposal is to grant a level of in-vivo neuroanatomical description of myeloarchitecture and association between layer-specific functional connectivity within perisylvian regions and cortical abnormalities never provided before in developmental dyslexia.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Tee BL, Lorinda Kwan-Chen LY, Chen TF, Yan CT, Tsoh J, Lung-Tat Chan A, Wong A, Lo RY, Lu CL, Wang PN, Lee Y, Yang FG, Battistella G, Allen IE, Dronkers NF, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Dysgraphia Phenotypes in Native Chinese Speakers With Primary Progressive Aphasia. Neurology. 2022 Apr 11. PMID: 35410909.
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  2. Rijpma MG, Yang WFZ, Toller G, Battistella G, Sokolov AA, Sturm VE, Seeley WW, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Influence of periaqueductal gray on other salience network nodes predicts social sensitivity. Hum Brain Mapp. 2022 Apr 01; 43(5):1694-1709. PMID: 34981605.
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  3. Borghesani V, Wang C, Watson C, Bouhali F, Caverzasi E, Battistella G, Bogley R, Yabut NA, Deleon J, Miller ZA, Hoeft F, Mandelli ML, Gorno-Tempini ML. Functional and morphological correlates of developmental dyslexia: A multimodal investigation of the ventral occipitotemporal cortex. J Neuroimaging. 2021 09; 31(5):962-972. PMID: 34115429.
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  4. Jordan KM, Lauricella M, Licata AE, Sacco S, Asteggiano C, Wang C, Sudarsan SP, Watson C, Scheffler AW, Battistella G, Miller ZA, Gorno-Tempini ML, Caverzasi E, Mandelli ML. Cortically constrained shape recognition: Automated white matter tract segmentation validated in the pediatric brain. J Neuroimaging. 2021 07; 31(4):758-772. PMID: 33878229.
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  5. Sturm VE, Roy ARK, Datta S, Wang C, Sible IJ, Holley SR, Watson C, Palser ER, Morris NA, Battistella G, Rah E, Meyer M, Pakvasa M, Mandelli ML, Deleon J, Hoeft F, Caverzasi E, Miller ZA, Shapiro KA, Hendren R, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Enhanced visceromotor emotional reactivity in dyslexia and its relation to salience network connectivity. Cortex. 2021 01; 134:278-295. PMID: 33316603.
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  6. Borghesani V, Battistella G, Mandelli ML, Welch A, Weis E, Younes K, Neuhaus J, Grinberg LT, Seeley WM, Spina S, Miller B, Miller Z, Gorno-Tempini ML. Regional and hemispheric susceptibility of the temporal lobe to FTLD-TDP type C pathology. Neuroimage Clin. 2020; 28:102369. PMID: 32798912.
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  7. Canu E, Agosta F, Battistella G, Spinelli EG, DeLeon J, Welch AE, Mandelli ML, Hubbard HI, Moro A, Magnani G, Cappa SF, Miller BL, Filippi M, Gorno-Tempini ML. Speech production differences in English and Italian speakers with nonfluent variant PPA. Neurology. 2020 03 10; 94(10):e1062-e1072. PMID: 31924679.
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  8. Battistella G, Borghesani V, Henry M, Shwe W, Lauricella M, Miller Z, Deleon J, Miller BL, Dronkers N, Brambati SM, Seeley WW, Mandelli ML, Gorno-Tempini ML. Task-Free Functional Language Networks: Reproducibility and Clinical Application. J Neurosci. 2020 02 05; 40(6):1311-1320. PMID: 31852732.
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  9. Pasquini L, Toller G, Staffaroni A, Brown JA, Deng J, Lee A, Kurcyus K, Shdo SM, Allen I, Sturm VE, Cobigo Y, Borghesani V, Battistella G, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rankin KP, Kramer J, Rosen HH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. State and trait characteristics of anterior insula time-varying functional connectivity. Neuroimage. 2020 03; 208:116425. PMID: 31805382.
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  10. Vonk JMJ, Borghesani V, Battistella G, Younes K, DeLeon J, Welch A, Hubbard HI, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Verbal Semantics and the Left Dorsolateral Anterior Temporal Lobe: A Longitudinal Case of Bilateral Temporal Degeneration. Aphasiology. 2020; 34(7):865-885. PMID: 33012947.
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  11. Caverzasi E, Battistella G, Chu SA, Rosen H, Zanto TP, Karydas A, Shwe W, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Lee SE. Gyrification abnormalities in presymptomatic c9orf72 expansion carriers. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2019 09; 90(9):1005-1010. PMID: 31079065.
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  12. Battistella G, Simonyan K. Top-down alteration of functional connectivity within the sensorimotor network in focal dystonia. Neurology. 2019 04 16; 92(16):e1843-e1851. PMID: 30918091.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Battistella G, Henry M, Gesierich B, Wilson SM, Borghesani V, Shwe W, Miller Z, Deleon J, Miller BL, Jovicich J, Papinutto N, Dronkers NF, Seeley WW, Mandelli ML, Gorno-Tempini ML. Differential intrinsic functional connectivity changes in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Neuroimage Clin. 2019; 22:101797. PMID: 31146321.
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  14. Protopapa F, Hayashi MJ, Kulashekhar S, van der Zwaag W, Battistella G, Murray MM, Kanai R, Bueti D. Chronotopic maps in human supplementary motor area. PLoS Biol. 2019 03; 17(3):e3000026. PMID: 30897088.
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  15. Borghesani V, Narvid J, Battistella G, Shwe W, Watson C, Binney RJ, Sturm V, Miller Z, Mandelli ML, Miller B, Gorno-Tempini ML. "Looks familiar, but I do not know who she is": The role of the anterior right temporal lobe in famous face recognition. Cortex. 2019 06; 115:72-85. PMID: 30772608.
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  16. Najdenovska E, Alemán-Gómez Y, Battistella G, Descoteaux M, Hagmann P, Jacquemont S, Maeder P, Thiran JP, Fornari E, Bach Cuadra M. In-vivo probabilistic atlas of human thalamic nuclei based on diffusion- weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Sci Data. 2018 11 27; 5:180270. PMID: 30480664.
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  17. Mandelli ML, Welch AE, Vilaplana E, Watson C, Battistella G, Brown JA, Possin KL, Hubbard HI, Miller ZA, Henry ML, Marx GA, Santos-Santos MA, Bajorek LP, Fortea J, Boxer A, Rabinovici G, Lee S, Deleon J, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML. Altered topology of the functional speech production network in non-fluent/agrammatic variant of PPA. Cortex. 2018 11; 108:252-264. PMID: 30292076.
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  18. Battistella G, Kumar V, Simonyan K. Connectivity profiles of the insular network for speech control in healthy individuals and patients with spasmodic dysphonia. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Jun; 223(5):2489-2498. PMID: 29520481.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Putzel GG, Battistella G, Rumbach AF, Ozelius LJ, Sabuncu MR, Simonyan K. Polygenic Risk of Spasmodic Dysphonia is Associated With Vulnerable Sensorimotor Connectivity. Cereb Cortex. 2018 01 01; 28(1):158-166. PMID: 29117296.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Bianchi S, Battistella G, Huddleston H, Scharf R, Fleysher L, Rumbach AF, Frucht SJ, Blitzer A, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K. Phenotype- and genotype-specific structural alterations in spasmodic dysphonia. Mov Disord. 2017 04; 32(4):560-568. PMID: 28186656.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Battistella G, Termsarasab P, Ramdhani RA, Fuertinger S, Simonyan K. Isolated Focal Dystonia as a Disorder of Large-Scale Functional Networks. Cereb Cortex. 2017 02 01; 27(2):1203-1215. PMID: 26679193.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Kirke DN, Battistella G, Kumar V, Rubien-Thomas E, Choy M, Rumbach A, Simonyan K. Neural correlates of dystonic tremor: a multimodal study of voice tremor in spasmodic dysphonia. Brain Imaging Behav. 2017 02; 11(1):166-175. PMID: 26843004.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Battistella G, Najdenovska E, Maeder P, Ghazaleh N, Daducci A, Thiran JP, Jacquemont S, Tuleasca C, Levivier M, Bach Cuadra M, Fornari E. Robust thalamic nuclei segmentation method based on local diffusion magnetic resonance properties. Brain Struct Funct. 2017 07; 222(5):2203-2216. PMID: 27888345.
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  24. Battistella G, Berto G, Bazzo S. Developing professional habits of hand hygiene in intensive care settings: An action-research intervention. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2017 Feb; 38:53-59. PMID: 27720317.
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  25. Battistella G, Fuertinger S, Fleysher L, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K. Cortical sensorimotor alterations classify clinical phenotype and putative genotype of spasmodic dysphonia. Eur J Neurol. 2016 10; 23(10):1517-27. PMID: 27346568.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Putzel GG, Fuchs T, Battistella G, Rubien-Thomas E, Frucht SJ, Blitzer A, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K. GNAL mutation in isolated laryngeal dystonia. Mov Disord. 2016 05; 31(5):750-5. PMID: 27093447.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Termsarasab P, Ramdhani RA, Battistella G, Rubien-Thomas E, Choy M, Farwell IM, Velickovic M, Blitzer A, Frucht SJ, Reilly RB, Hutchinson M, Ozelius LJ, Simonyan K. Neural correlates of abnormal sensory discrimination in laryngeal dystonia. Neuroimage Clin. 2016; 10:18-26. PMID: 26693398.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Romoli M, Allais G, Airola G, Benedetto C, Mana O, Giacobbe M, Pugliese AM, Battistella G, Fornari E. Ear acupuncture and fMRI: a pilot study for assessing the specificity of auricular points. Neurol Sci. 2014 May; 35 Suppl 1:189-93. PMID: 24867864.
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  29. Battistella G, Fornari E, Annoni JM, Chtioui H, Dao K, Fabritius M, Favrat B, Mall JF, Maeder P, Giroud C. Long-term effects of cannabis on brain structure. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Aug; 39(9):2041-8. PMID: 24633558.
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  30. Hippolyte L, Battistella G, Perrin AG, Fornari E, Cornish KM, Beckmann JS, Niederhauser J, Vingerhoets FJ, Draganski B, Maeder P, Jacquemont S. Investigation of memory, executive functions, and anatomic correlates in asymptomatic FMR1 premutation carriers. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Aug; 35(8):1939-46. PMID: 24612675.
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  31. Fabritius M, Chtioui H, Battistella G, Annoni JM, Dao K, Favrat B, Fornari E, Lauer E, Maeder P, Giroud C. Comparison of cannabinoid concentrations in oral fluid and whole blood between occasional and regular cannabis smokers prior to and after smoking a cannabis joint. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013 Dec; 405(30):9791-803. PMID: 24202191.
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  32. Fabritius M, Favrat B, Chtioui H, Battistella G, Annoni JM, Appenzeller M, Dao K, Fornari E, Lauer E, Mall JF, Maeder P, Mangin P, Staub C, Giroud C. THCCOOH concentrations in whole blood: are they useful in discriminating occasional from heavy smokers? Drug Test Anal. 2014 Jan-Feb; 6(1-2):155-63. PMID: 24173827.
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  33. Battistella G, Niederhauser J, Fornari E, Hippolyte L, Gronchi Perrin A, Lesca G, Forzano F, Hagmann P, Vingerhoets FJ, Draganski B, Maeder P, Jacquemont S. Brain structure in asymptomatic FMR1 premutation carriers at risk for fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Jun; 34(6):1700-7. PMID: 23298734.
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  34. Battistella G, Fornari E, Thomas A, Mall JF, Chtioui H, Appenzeller M, Annoni JM, Favrat B, Maeder P, Giroud C. Weed or wheel! FMRI, behavioural, and toxicological investigations of how cannabis smoking affects skills necessary for driving. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e52545. PMID: 23300977.
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