PhD, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, United Kingdom
Marzia Malcangio is Professor of Neuropharmacology and Head of the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases at King’s College London where she has established an internationally renowned laboratory devoted to the study of the positive and negative modulation of pain transmission with particular emphasis on chronic pain.
She has published more than 100 papers. During her Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship years she studied the plasticity of the first pain synapse in the dorsal horn. As LabHead Pharmacology at the Novartis Institute for Medical Sciences in London she was involved the discovery of new targets for the treatment of chronic pain with a focus on spinal mechanisms and neuronal and glial targets. Her work at KCL explores novel approaches to target neuropathic and arthritic pain by addressing neuron-immune interactions, including microglia in the CNS and monocyte/macropages in the periphery. She is the Coordinator of the H2020- ITN-TOBeATPAIN: https://tobeatpain-itn.net/