MariaTeresa Ferretti, PhD

MariaTeresa Ferretti, PhD

Neuroscientist, University of Zurich, WBP co-founder

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Maria Teresa oversees the scientific strategy, activity, and output of the Women’s Brain Project (WBP). This includes the establishment and management of scientific collaborations with various stakeholders, the writing and/or editing of WBP-authored articles and books, the preparation and delivery of seminars, talks, roundtables, and lectures on WBP topics, and the scientific direction of the WBP’s flagship annual event, the International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health.

After a master in Pharmaceutical Technology in Italy and a stage at the pharma GSK at Harlow (UK), Maria Teresa completed a PhD on the topic of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease at McGill University (Canada). She then worked for 7 years as a postdoc and then group leader at University of Zurich/Zurich Neuroscience Center (Switzerland), studying the role of adaptive immunity in Alzheimer’s. She is currently an external teacher at the Medical University of Vienna.

In 2016 she co-founded the WBP as she realized that sex and gender determinants are not sufficiently factored in in basic as well as clinical research. Her ambition is to push gender medicine as the gateway of Precision Medicine, for the benefit of the entire society.