Flavia Vitale, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Flavia Vitale earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the Università Campus Biomedico di Roma in 2008 and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Università di Roma "La Sapienza" in 2012 (Italy). Dr. Vitale completed her postdoctoral training at Rice University and in January 2016 she joined the University of Pennsylvania, where is now an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology. Dr. Vitale is also a core faculty of the Penn Center for Engineering and Therapeutics and of the Center of Neurotrauma, Neurodegeneration & Restoration at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Her research work focuses on novel materials and devices for high-resolution, minimally invasive neural recording and stimulation. Dr. Vitale has authored several peer-reviewed journal and conference articles and has six patent applications. She is the recipient of the Graduate Research Fellowship from the Università di Roma "La Sapienza", the Welch Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Goradia Innovation Award, the Taking Flight Award from Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, and the McCabe Fellow Award from the University of Pennsylvania.