Laura Piccio is a neurologist and a physician scientist who does mainly research on MS and its animal models. Piccio obtained an MD and a PhD degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Milan in Italy. She completed a neurology residency program at the University of Milan in Italy. In 2005, she was awarded a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship from the National MS Society (NMSS) that she completed under the mentorship of Anne H. Cross, MD, an expert in the MS field at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2008, Piccio became a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at Washington University and she is currently an Associate Professor in Neurology. Notably, Piccio was named a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar of the National MS Society (2010-2015) and a Dana Neuroscience Scholar in 2012. Piccio has published over 55 peer-reviewed articles in international Journals and her research integrates clinical and research aspects related to MS with the goal to investigate the mechanisms leading to MS and potential treatments.