Ilaria Vergari, MSc
Ilaria is a neuropsychologist who completed her Master's degree at Leiden University in 2017. Afterwards, she completed one year of post-graduate internship at the Alzheimercentrum of VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam. At the same time, Ilaria worked as a student assistant for two European longitudinal projects - European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD) and Models of Patient Engagement for Alzheimer's disease (MOPEAD), which aims to increase understanding on the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) to facilitate earlier diagnosis of mild AD dementia and prodromal AD patients. Starting from September 2020, she will join the Focus on Emotions Lab as a research intern to collaborate on a project on empathy in autistic children.