Giorgio Tasca

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Dr. Tasca is a neurologist at the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” IRCCS in Rome. He received his residency in Neurology in 2011 and completed a PhD in Neuroscience in 2014 at the Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome. In 2012-2013 he was research fellow at the Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics, Helsinki and at the Neuromuscular Research Center, Tampere University, Finland, under the supervision of Prof. Bjarne Udd, and later at the Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Bambino Gesù Children’s Research Hospital, Rome, until 2015. His primary areas of research in neuromuscular disorders include muscle imaging in different myopathies and muscular dystrophies, and the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). He is vice-chair of the Neuromuscular Imaging group of the Euro-NMD project (European Reference Network).

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