Sara Mascheretti, Ph.D.

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Affiliated Research Scientist


Research Scientist, Scientific Institute, IRCCS Eugenio Medea
Affiliated Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories
Associate Professor at Université Laval (Québec, Canada)


Psy.D. Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy, Studi Cognitivi, Milan (Italy) (2015)

Ph.D. Developmental Psychopathology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy) (2012)
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy) (2007)
B.A. Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy) (2005)

Research Interests:

The ultimate goal of my research is to investigate the role of both genetic and environmental variables upon reading and reading-related neural and cognitive phenotypes during child’s development in both typical and clinical populations. I use multiple methodologies, including gene analysis, MRI, cognitive and clinical assessment, as well as imaging genetics approaches to unravel the complexity of the reading circuit by identifying intermediate phenotypes underlying reading acquisition.

Representative Publications:

Perdue M, Mascheretti S, Kornilov S.A., Jasinska K.K., Ryherda K., Mencl W.E., Frost S.J., Grigorenko E.L., Pugh K.R., Landi N. Common variation within SETBP1 is associated with reading-related skills and patterns of functional neural activation. Neuropsychologia, 2019, 130:44-51.

Mascheretti S, Gori S, Trezzi V, Ruffino M, Facoetti A, Marino C. Visual motion and rapid auditory processing are solid endophenotypes of developmental dyslexia. Genes Brain and Behavior, 2018,17:70-81.

Mascheretti S, Trezzi V, Giorda R, Plourde V, Vitaro F, Brendgen M, Boivin M, Dionne G, Marino C. Complex effects of dyslexia risk factors account for ADHD-traits: Evidence from two independent samples. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017, 58(1):75-82.

Mascheretti S, De Luca A, Trezzi V, Peruzzo D, Nordio A, Marino C, Arrigoni F. Neurogenetics of developmental dyslexia: From genes to behavior through brain neuroimaging and cognitive and sensorial mechanisms. Translation Psychiatry, 2017, 7(1):e987.

Gori S, Mascheretti S, Giora E, Ronconi L, Ruffino M, Quadrelli E, Facoetti A, Marino C. The DCDC2/intron 2 deletion impairs selectively the magnocellular-dorsal stream in normal-readers, Cereb Cortex, 2015; 25(6):1685-1695.


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