Claudio Gentili is currently an Associate Professor at the General Psychology Department of the Università degli Studi di Padova and was an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Pisa from 2009-2015. In 2002 he got his degree in medicine (magna cum laude) with a final dissertation on neurometabolic correlates of aggressive ideation: a PET study on gender differences. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. in Molecular, Metabolic and Functional Exploration of Nervous System and Sensorial systems with a final dissertation on Neurobiological correlates in Social Phobia, an fMRI study on face perception. In 2004 he was a Visiting fellow at Princeton University. From December 2006 to December 2009 he is a researcher in training in clinical psychology at the University of Pisa. Starting as student since 2001 he has joined the research activities of the chair of General Psychology and later with the chair of Clinical Psychology of the University of Pisa. He is board psychotherapist and his main research interest are neurobiological and psychophysiological correlates of normal and pathological behavior. He was an active member of the FP7 PSYCHE project at the University of Pisa where he coordinates the clinical recruitment and experimental activity.