Sapienza Jacopo
Doctoral Student
Organization Unit: DOTTORATO TEL


Jacopo Sapienza graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan in 2017, with a thesis on the effect of long-acting antipsychotics on the myelin sheath, investigated using Myelin Water Imaging MRI. Enrolled in the Register of Medical Doctors of Milan since March 2018. During the residency program, he had been teacher of Psychiatry on behalf of the Accademia Italiana Medici Specializzandi (AIMS). In November 2022 he became Psychiatrist with honors at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, discussing a thesis on the role of the kynurenine pathway in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. He currently deals with Biological Psychiatry with a focus on the cognitive and language dimension of schizophrenia, particularly the pragmatic deficit and the EEG correlates. Additional interests include neuroimaging and the psychopharmacology of psychotic disorders and psychedelic-induced states, neuro-inflammation, and the dysregulation of the kynurenine pathway in schizophrenia. He is author and co-author of Psychiatry books and book chapters, author and co-author of articles published in international journals of Psychiatry. Reviewer for Frontiers in Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry and Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry and other journals. Guest editor for a research topic on schizophrenia and psychedelics on behalf of Frontiers in Psychiatry.