Maria Teresa Ferretti Ph.D.

Maria Teresa Ferretti Ph.D. is a neuroimmunologist and science advocate with 10+ years of international experience in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2016 Maria Teresa co-founded a non-profit organization called Women’s Brain Project (WBP), advocating for sex-sensitive precision medicine for brain and mental diseases (

WBP engages and collaborates with academic and clinical groups, pharma industry and regulators in events, symposia, and scientific writing on the topic, promoting data stratification by sex in the neuroscience/neurology community. More than 20 new papers (including primary research papers, reviews and position papers) have now been written thanks to this campaign, documenting the occurrence and importance of sex-effects in clinical and preclinical datasets, in particular in Alzheimer’s.


Interested in finding out more about what we do? Follow us on Twitter @womensbrainpro, listen to the Setting the Pace podcast featuring WBP ambassador, actress Cheri Ballinger, or sign up to get updates about our upcoming Forum taking place in Switzerland in June 2019.