Nicola Antonucci gave up his career in psychiatry to help autistic children when he learnt that his daughter was diagnosed with the disorder. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

MD from University of Bari, Italy, in July 2000. Specialized in the same University in Psychiatry in January 2005. During the School of Specialization, he was member of a research group on Psychiatric Neurosciences and worked on Neuro-Imaging using functional MRI and Spectroscopy  applied in patients affected by schizophrenia.

Since October 2006, when his daughter was diagnosed with ASD, he started working with Biomedical Treatment of ASDs using the knowledge of Autism Research Institute – San Diego (CA). He followed medical training for several months at the “The Rimland Centre” – Lynchburg (VA) under the mentoring of Dr E. Mumper. He is still attending annual scientific meeting and training of Autism Research Institute.
He is now director of the “Biomedical Centre for Autism Research and Treatment” in Bari – Italy, and working in several towns of Italy, as well as in several Countries, exclusively with children affected by ASDs. In 2010, in collaboration with Dr. Dario Siniscalco, he founded a research group to study molecular and cellular changes in ASDs. This group is conducting several research projects and has already published several works on international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Autism.

His works received more than 1000 citations so far, with h-index: 18.

He received several international grants for his researches on autism.

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