Dr. Rosi is a Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science and Neurological Surgery and the Director of Neurocognitive Research in the Brain and Spinal Injury Center. Originally from Tuscany, Dr. Rosi earned her undergraduate degree and PhD in Biology from the University of Florence, Italy. She trained in the Neural System Memory and Aging center at the University of Arizona before becoming a Faculty Member of UCSF. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms responsible for the loss of cognitive functions observed after different insults to the brain. She demonstrated the key role that neuroinflammation plays in the development of cognitive deficits and she identified therapeutic strategies able to both prevent and restore lost cognition. She serves as PI on NIA, NINDS, NCI and NASA funded grants, she is a standing member of the Molecular Neurogenetic study section at the National Institutes of Health and Associate Editor for Journal of Neuroinflammation. She received the Bridging the Gap Award from the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, the Innovation Award from the Weill Institute for Neurosciences and most recently she was the recipient of the the International Award Simply Woman.