Rebecca GillaniResearch Affiliate

Short Biography

My research interest in neuroplasticity has spanned my academic training beginning with my study of abnormalities of dendritic pruning in Fragile X syndrome during college, to my doctoral work in recovery after stroke with anti-Nogo-A immunotherapy in a rodent model. During my training in the Harvard Neurology Residency Program I developed a clinical interest in multiple sclerosis. My goal for future research is to combine my research interest in neuroplasticity and my clinical interest in MS to develop new therapeutic strategies for MS that harness neuroplasticity. While I am pursuing my postdoctoral work in the Nedivi laboratory, I will also be training as a Clinical MS Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS in Cell and Structural Biology
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, MD/PhD in Neuroscience
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Medicine Internship
  • Partners Healthcare, Neurology Residency