Patrizia Vannini is faculty for Harvard Catalyst’s Postgraduate Education. She is an assistant scientist at the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Vannini is an alum of the Harvard Catalyst Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP), joining the program as a KL2 recipient in March 2013 and becoming a GRASP advisor in 2017. Her research is focused on investigating the neural and pathological underpinnings of memory self-awareness (meta-cognition) and the progressive dysfunction of these systems that underlies the loss of self-awareness (anosognosia) with Alzheimer’s disease progression. To pursue this research question, she was awarded a KL2/CMeRIT award from Harvard Catalyst in 2012 and a K01 Mentored Research Investigator Training Award from the NIH/NIA in 2014. She currently mentors trainees and early-stage investigators in projects focused on the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms behind age- and disease-related metacognitive decline.  Vannini received her doctorate from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Bern, Switzerland, before joining Brigham and Women’s hospital as a postdoctoral fellow. She has received a merit award from the European Cognitive Neuroscience Society, a Young Investigator Award at the Human Amyloid Imaging meeting, and the Dan David Prize award.