Professor Flaviano Giorgini


Dr Flaviano Giorgini

Professor of Neurogenetics

Subject: Neurogenetics

Tel: 0116 252 3485
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378



BSc (West Lafayette), MA (St. Louis), PhD (Seattle)



Flaviano Giorgini grew up amidst the corn fields of Indiana and pursued a BSc degree in Biological Sciences (with an emphasis in Genetics) at Purdue University. He obtained a MA degree in Molecular Genetics at Washington University in Saint Louis and a PhD in Genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle. His interest in neurodegeneration research began as a Senior Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology (University of Washington). His work during this time, combined with his background in genetics and model organisms, formed the basis for his current research in neurogenetics at the University of Leicester. He started as a Lecturer in the Department of Genetics in 2006, was promoted to Reader in Neurogenetics in 2012, as has been Professor of Neurogenetics since 2015.



Research Interests


Laboratory page




Postgraduate Teaching

MSc Molecular Genetics Mouse as a model organism

Undergraduate Teaching

BS3018 Mouse transgenic technologies

MG3050 Huntington’s disease

BS1005 Genes’ – practicals

Medical School Year 1 Molecules, Genes and Disease - tutorials

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Contact Details

Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

Adrian Building
University Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378

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Interim Head of Department

Professor Alison Goodall