MariaTeresa Ferretti, PhD
President of Women’s Brain Project
After growing up in Sardinia (Italy) my studies led me to Spain, England, Canada and finally Switzerland. Here I am currently a junior group leader at University of Zurich working on biomedical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
My goals are to help finding a cure for this devastating disease and to support the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers. It was shocking to learn that both are overwhelmingly women. Therefore I enthusiastically joined the Women’s Brain Project organization as a vehicle to promote gender-related science and advocate for actions in support of caregivers.