Pietro Pietrini is a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Director of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. He studied medicine and received his Ph.D. in Neurosciences at the Scuola Superiore “SantAnna”, Pisa. He spent over a decade at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, MD-USA), and currently collaborates actively with several national and international research groups. He is interested in the in vivo study of the neurometabolic bases of cognition and behavior in humans in physiological conditions and during neuropsychiatric disorders by using in vivo brain functional methodologies in combination with neuropsychological tasks. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has received several national and international grants.