The Team

Luca Colnaghi, PhD: Co-founder and acting CEO. Dr. Colnaghi is a post doc research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Kandel at Columbia University. He obtained his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from NYU School of Medicine and he co-authored the studies at the basis of the research program of Plico Biotech. He has expertise in cellular and molecular biology and in neuroscience. He is also the founder of iMondo inc, a digital media group consisting of travel lifestyle brands iNewYork and Ditour.

Luana Fioriti, PhD: Co-founder and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Fioriti is an associate research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Kandel at Columbia University. She received a master degree in Biotechnology Applications from the University of Milan and a PhD in Neuroscience from the Open University, UK. She is the co-author of the papers at the basis of the research program of Plico Biotech. She has extensive expertise in cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Amir A. Levine, MD: Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Levine is an Assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University.  Dr. Levine is trained in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as in neuroscience research under the mentorship of Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel at Columbia University. Currently Dr. Levine has an independent position at Columbia where he conducts translational research in adolescent brain development. Dr. Levine co-authored the book, “Attached The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep, Love”, a best selling book which translated findings in the neuroscience of attachment and pair bonding to everyday life. The book has been translated to 11 languages.