Dr. Andrew P. Tosolini completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours in Neuroscience (2006-2010) and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC) of Australia funded Ph.D. in Anatomy (2011-2015) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. During his Ph.D., he was awarded the Dean’s Merit List for his outstanding contribution to research as a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW. Dr. Tosolini then started a postdoctoral position under the guidance of Professor Giampietro Schiavo in the Department of Neuromuscular Diseases at Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UCL, London in 2016.
Dr. Tosolini is currently focusing on the cell biology of motor neurons in health and disease. In particular, he is working on determining the mechanisms governing axonal transport in vulnerable and resistant motor neurons in motor neuron disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In addition, his focus also explores spinal cord circuitry to understand the mechanisms of transcytosis and neuron-to-neuron communication.