Francesca Neri


FRANCESCA NERI was born in VALMOREA (COMO ) on 02-13-47. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1971 , specialist in Child Psychiatry in 1976. From 1973 to 1998 she was MED/39 Researcher at the University of Milan. From 1998 to 2001 she was Assistant Professor Univ Milano Bicocca . From 2001 to 2005 she was Associate Professor MED/39 University of Brescia. From 1 March 2005, MED/39 Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, and Surgery Univ. Milano Bicocca. Since 1 November 2006 she Full Professor MED 39 University of Milan Bicocca . Since 2005 she is Director of the School of Specialization in NPI Univ. Milano Bicocca.


  • Correlations between neurobiological and psychopathological aspects in childhood and adolescence
  • developmental disorders and psichopatology in childhood and adolescence
  • eating disorders in adolescence


The research interests concern the relationship between neurobiological and psychopathological aspects of the most common and serious distortions of development in childhood and adolescence ( autism, eating disorders , personality disorder , bipolar disoder , depression) focusing on the aspects of family and transgenerational relationship.


  1. Reduced fasting plasma levels of diazepam-binding inhibitor in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Conti E, Tremolizzo L, Bomba M, Uccellini O, Rossi MS, Raggi ME, Neri F, Ferrarese C, Nacinovich R. Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Sep;46(6):626-9. doi: 10.1002/eat.22129. Epub 2013 Apr 29.
  2. Mathematical difficulties in nonverbal learning disability or co-morbid dyscalculia and dyslexia.  Mammarella IC, Bomba M, Caviola S, Broggi F, Neri F, Lucangeli D, Nacinovich R. Dev Neuropsychol. 2013;38(6):418-32. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2013.817583.
  3. Impact of speed and magnitude of weight loss on the development of brain trophic changes in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a case control study. Bomba M, Riva A, Veggo F, Grimaldi M, Morzenti S, Neri F, Nacinovich R. Ital J Pediatr. 2013 Feb 19;39:14. doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-39-14.
  4. Neuroligand binding endophenotypes in blood cells distinguish two subsets of borderline personality disorder patients. Begni B, Tremolizzo L, Andreoni S, Contri M, Uccellini O, Neri F, Ferrarese C. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Sep 22;462(2):144-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.07.002. Epub 2009 Jul 8.
  5. Endocrine profiles and neuropsychologic correlates of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea in adolescents. Bomba M, Gambera A, Bonini L, Peroni M, Neri F, Scagliola P, Nacinovich R. Fertil Steril. 2007 Apr;87(4):876-85. Epub 2007 Jan 31.


Pierre Marie Curie, Paris: Erasmus and teaching exchange program, as well as research project on autism and rehabilitation (Prof. Anne Gatecel)