Christian Cordano, MD, PhD

TitleAssociate Specialist
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Genoa University, ItalyMedical School2007
    Genoa University, ItalyResidency in Neurology2013
    Genoa University, ItalyPostdoctoral Fellowship 2014Neuroimmunology
    University of California, San Francisco, California, USPostdoctoral Fellowship 2016Neuro Ophtalmology
    Genoa University, ItalyPhD2017Molecular and Cellular Pathology of Aging Related Diseases
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    Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM)2014  - 2016Training Fellowship
    European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)2015Travel Grant
    Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM)2016Best Poster at Italian MS Foundation Congress
    Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI)2016Best Scientific Research Project: 2nd place
    Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 20172017Educational Grant Award
    Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI)2017Best Scientific Research Project: 1st place

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    Dr. Cordano completed his MD followed by a residency in Neurology at the University of Genoa, in Italy. This was followed by a fellowship in Neuroimmunology at the University of Genoa. During his residency and fellowship in Genoa he worked with Professor Antonio Uccelli for six years, carrying out clinical trials in MS that included the use of OCT and VEP to monitor disease.

    Dr. Cordano subsequently decided to focus his career on MS research, coupling his dual passions for neuro-ophthalmology and neuroimmunology. He joined Dr. Ari Green´s Lab at UCSF as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in August 2014, funded by a fellowship from FISM (Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation).

    His work is focused on visual electrophysiologic alteration in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis models, trying to characterize the course of electrophysiologic alterations and neuronal injury following demyelination.
    He completed his PhD in the Department of Experimental Medicine at the University of Genoa in April 2017, and will also complete a degree in Economics. Dr. Cordano grew up in Genoa. In his free time, he loves to travel, cheer on his soccer team (Genoa), and read comics and classics.

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    1. Schirmer L, Möbius W, Zhao C, Cruz-Herranz A, Ben Haim L, Cordano C, Shiow LR, Kelley KW, Sadowski B, Timmons G, Pröbstel AK, Wright JN, Sin JH, Devereux M, Morrison DE, Chang SM, Sabeur K, Green A, Nave KA, Franklin RJ, Rowitch DH. Oligodendrocyte-encoded Kir4.1 function is required for axonal integrity. Elife. 2018 Sep 11; 7. PMID: 30204081.
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    2. Nourbakhsh B, Cordano C, Renthal W. Determining the Etiology of Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia in a Patient with a Cardiac Pacemaker and Complex Neurological Presentation. J Clin Neurol. 2018 Sep 06. PMID: 30198234.
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    3. Cordano C, Armezzani A, Veroni J, Pardini M, Sassos D, Infante MT, Tacchino A, Lapucci C, Cellerino M, Calabrò V, Ciullo L, Nourbakhsh B. Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and Multiple Sclerosis: A Proof-of-Concept Study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018 Aug 01; 118(8):531-536. PMID: 30073336.
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    4. Solmaz V, Ozlece HK, Him A, Günes A, Cordano C, Aksoy D, Çelik Y. Evaluation of the association between sexual dysfunction and demyelinating plaque location and number in female multiple sclerosis patients. Neurol Res. 2018 Apr 17; 1-6. PMID: 29663848.
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    5. Cordano C, Caverzasi E, Spigno L, De Maria A, Bandini F. MRI Findings in Varicella Zoster Trigeminal Neuritis Without Rash. Headache. 2018 Feb 05. PMID: 29399793.
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    6. Tacchino A, Saiote C, Brichetto G, Bommarito G, Roccatagliata L, Cordano C, Battaglia MA, Mancardi GL, Inglese M. Motor Imagery as a Function of Disease Severity in Multiple Sclerosis: An fMRI Study. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017; 11:628. PMID: 29375340.
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    7. Bischof A, Caverzasi E, Cordano C, Hauser SL, Henry RG. Advances in Imaging Multiple Sclerosis. Semin Neurol. 2017 Oct; 37(5):538-545. PMID: 29207413.
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    8. Cordano C, López GY, Bollen AW, Nourbakhsh B. Occipital Headache in Chronic Lymphocytic Inflammation With Pontine Perivascular Enhancement Responsive to Steroids (CLIPPERS). Headache. 2018 Mar; 58(3):458-459. PMID: 29193048.
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    9. Petzold A, Balcer LJ, Calabresi PA, Costello F, Frohman TC, Frohman EM, Martinez-Lapiscina EH, Green AJ, Kardon R, Outteryck O, Paul F, Schippling S, Vermersch P, Villoslada P, Balk LJ. Retinal layer segmentation in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Neurol. 2017 Oct; 16(10):797-812. PMID: 28920886.
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    10. Cordano C, Nourbakhsh B, Brown E, Glastonbury C. Extensive Involvement of Multiple Cranial and Spinal Nerves in Lymphomatous Meningitis. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 09; 44(5):599-600. PMID: 28482940.
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    11. Ward ME, Chen R, Huang HY, Ludwig C, Telpoukhovskaia M, Taubes A, Boudin H, Minami SS, Reichert M, Albrecht P, Gelfand JM, Cruz-Herranz A, Cordano C, Alavi MV, Leslie S, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Bigio E, Mesulam MM, Bogyo MS, Mackenzie IR, Staropoli JF, Cotman SL, Huang EJ, Gan L, Green AJ. Individuals with progranulin haploinsufficiency exhibit features of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Sci Transl Med. 2017 04 12; 9(385). PMID: 28404863.
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    12. Cordano C, Alessandria G, Leonardi A, Cellerino M, Nourbakhsh B, Nobili F, Bandini F. Homonymous hemianopia as the first sign of posterior cortical atrophy. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Feb 15; 373:38-40. PMID: 28131221.
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    13. Saiote C, Tacchino A, Brichetto G, Roccatagliata L, Bommarito G, Cordano C, Battaglia M, Mancardi GL, Inglese M. Resting-state functional connectivity and motor imagery brain activation. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 11; 37(11):3847-3857. PMID: 27273577.
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    14. Petracca M, Cordano C, Cellerino M, Button J, Krieger S, Vancea R, Ghassemi R, Farrell C, Miller A, Calabresi PA, Lublin F, Inglese M. Retinal degeneration in primary-progressive multiple sclerosis: A role for cortical lesions? Mult Scler. 2017 Jan; 23(1):43-50. PMID: 26993116.
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    15. Martinez-Lapiscina EH, Arnow S, Wilson JA, Saidha S, Preiningerova JL, Oberwahrenbrock T, Brandt AU, Pablo LE, Guerrieri S, Gonzalez I, Outteryck O, Mueller AK, Albrecht P, Chan W, Lukas S, Balk LJ, Fraser C, Frederiksen JL, Resto J, Frohman T, Cordano C, Zubizarreta I, Andorra M, Sanchez-Dalmau B, Saiz A, Bermel R, Klistorner A, Petzold A, Schippling S, Costello F, Aktas O, Vermersch P, Oreja-Guevara C, Comi G, Leocani L, Garcia-Martin E, Paul F, Havrdova E, Frohman E, Balcer LJ, Green AJ, Calabresi PA, Villoslada P. Retinal thickness measured with optical coherence tomography and risk of disability worsening in multiple sclerosis: a cohort study. Lancet Neurol. 2016 May; 15(6):574-84. PMID: 27011339.
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    16. Arnaldi D, Cordano C, De Carli F, Accardo J, Ferrara M, Picco A, Tamburini T, Brugnolo A, Abbruzzese G, Nobili F. Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale 2: application in an Italian population. Neurol Sci. 2016 Feb; 37(2):283-8. PMID: 26520846.
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    17. Tinazzi M, Fasano A, Geroin C, Morgante F, Ceravolo R, Rossi S, Thomas A, Fabbrini G, Bentivoglio A, Tamma F, Cossu G, Modugno N, Zappia M, Volontè MA, Dallocchio C, Abbruzzese G, Pacchetti C, Marconi R, Defazio G, Canesi M, Cannas A, Pisani A, Mirandola R, Barone P, Vitale C. Pisa syndrome in Parkinson disease: An observational multicenter Italian study. Neurology. 2015 Nov 17; 85(20):1769-79. PMID: 26491088.
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    18. Pardini M, Cordano C, Guida S, Grafman J, Krueger F, Sassos D, Massucco D, Abate L, Yaldizli Ö, Serrati C, Amore M, Mattei C, Cocito L, Emberti Gialloreti L. Prevalence and cognitive underpinnings of isolated apathy in young healthy subjects. J Affect Disord. 2016 Jan 01; 189:272-5. PMID: 26454331.
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    19. Parodi B, Rossi S, Morando S, Cordano C, Bragoni A, Motta C, Usai C, Wipke BT, Scannevin RH, Mancardi GL, Centonze D, Kerlero de Rosbo N, Uccelli A. Fumarates modulate microglia activation through a novel HCAR2 signaling pathway and rescue synaptic dysregulation in inflamed CNS. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Aug; 130(2):279-95. PMID: 25920452; PMCID: PMC4503882.
    20. Cordano C, Pardini M, Cellerino M, Schenone A, Marino F, Cosentino M. Levodopa-induced neutropenia. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015 Apr; 21(4):423-5. PMID: 25707301.
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    21. Cordano C, Traverso E, Calabrò V, Borzone C, Stara S, Marchese R, Marinelli L. Recurring hyperammonemic encephalopathy induced by bacteria usually not producing urease. BMC Res Notes. 2014 May 31; 7:324. PMID: 24884855; PMCID: PMC4057615.
    22. Fornaro M, Bandini F, Cestari L, Cordano C, Ogliastro C, Albano C, De Berardis D, Martino M, Escelsior A, Rocchi G, Fornaro P, De Pasquale C. Electroretinographic modifications induced by agomelatine: a novel avenue to the understanding of the claimed antidepressant effect of the drug? Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2014; 10:907-14. PMID: 24899809; PMCID: PMC4038423.
    23. Giunti D, Parodi B, Cordano C, Uccelli A, Kerlero de Rosbo N. Can we switch microglia's phenotype to foster neuroprotection? Focus on multiple sclerosis. Immunology. 2014 Mar; 141(3):328-39. PMID: 24116890; PMCID: PMC3930371.
    24. Pardini M, Cordano C, Benassi F, Mattei C, Sassos D, Guida S, Serrati C, Primavera A, Amore M, Cocito L, Emberti Gialloreti L. Agomelatine but not melatonin improves fatigue perception: a longitudinal proof-of-concept study. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Jun; 24(6):939-44. PMID: 24636462.
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    25. Valbusa A, Ingrassia S, Rosa GM, Infante MT, Schenone A, Montecucco F, Cordano C. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and torsade de pointes in myasthenic crisis: be aware of QT prolongation. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 31(12):1717-8. PMID: 24161204.
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    26. Fornaro M, Bandini F, Ogliastro C, Cordano C, Martino M, Cestari L, Escelsior A, Rocchi G, Colicchio S, Perugi G. Electroretinographic assessment in major depressed patients receiving duloxetine: might differences between responders and non-responders indicate a differential biological background? J Affect Disord. 2011 Dec; 135(1-3):154-9. PMID: 21820182.
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