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Whatever question you want to ask the brain, here you will find the language and the tools to carry out your experiment, the right advisors to supervise your research, and the ideal working environment to start a brilliant and satisfying career in Neuroscience. All research and teaching take place in ENGLISH. There are NO TUITION FEES, and each PhD student receives a FELLOWSHIP FOR 3-4 YEARS.

 

Faculty

Anna Menini

Anna Menini

Olfactory systemFull Professor
 

Laura Ballerini

Laura Ballerini

Neurons and nanomaterialsFull Professor
 

Giuliano Taccola

Giuliano Taccola

Spinal cord neurophysiologyAssociate Professor
 

Paul Heppenstall

Paul Heppenstall

Physiology of somatosensationCourse Coordinator - Full Professor
 

Michele Giugliano

Michele Giugliano

From neurons to networksAssociate Professor
 

Katja Reinhard

Katja Reinhard

Sensory-motor processingAssistant Professor
 

Associated members

Loredana Casalis

Loredana Casalis

AFM litographyScientist at Elettra Sincrotrone
 

Dan Cojoc

Dan Cojoc

Optical manipulation and imagingSenior Scientist at IOM-CNR
 

Latest Publications

Sci Rep. 2022 Jul 6;12(1):11447. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-15572-1.PMID: 35794236

Expression pattern of Stomatin-domain proteins in the peripheral olfactory system.

Gonzalez-Velandia KY, Hernandez-Clavijo A, Menini A, Dibattista M, Pifferi S.

 

Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 2022 doi: 10.3389/fnana.2022.945295.

No evidence for age-related alterations in the marmoset retina.

Haverkamp S, Reinhard K, Peichl L, Mietsch M. 

Cell Physiol Biochem. 2022 Jun 7;56(3):254-269. doi: 10.33594/000000531.PMID: 35670331

Supporting Cells of the Human Olfactory Epithelium Co-Express the Lipid Scramblase TMEM16F and ACE2 and May Cause Smell Loss by SARS-CoV-2 Spike-Induced Syncytia.

Hernandez-Clavijo A, Gonzalez-Velandia KY, Rangaswamy U, Guarneri G, Boscolo-Rizzo P, Tofanelli M, Gardenal N, Sanges R, Dibattista M, Tirelli G, Menini A.

eNeuro. 2022 May 17;9(3):ENEURO.0471-21.2022. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0471-21.2022. Print 2022 May-Jun.PMID: 35487703

Slow Inactivation of Sodium Channels Contributes to Short-Term Adaptation in Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons.

Sarno N, Hernandez-Clavijo A, Boccaccio A, Menini A, Pifferi S.

Cell Death Dis. 2022 Aug 13;13(8):705. doi: 10.1038/s41419-022-05144-6.PMID: 35963860

The dual action of glioma-derived exosomes on neuronal activity: synchronization and disruption of synchrony.

Spelat R, Jihua N, Sánchez Triviño CA, Pifferi S, Pozzi D, Manzati M, Mortal S, Schiavo I, Spada F, Zanchetta ME, Ius T, Manini I, Rolle IG, Parisse P, Millán AP, Bianconi G, Cesca F, Giugliano M, Menini A, Cesselli D, Skrap M, Torre V.

Sci Adv. 2022 Aug 12;8(32):eabp9257. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abp9257. Epub 2022 Aug 12. PMID: 35960795; PMCID: PMC9374338.

Distributed interfacing by nanoscale photodiodes enables single-neuron light activation and sensory enhancement in 3D spinal explants.

Thalhammer A, Fontanini M, Shi J, Scaini D, Recupero L, Evtushenko A, Fu Y, Pavagada S, Bistrovic-Popov A, Fruk L, Tian B, Ballerini L.

Nanoscale. 2022 Aug 4;14(30):10992-11002. doi: 10.1039/d2nr01542k.PMID: 35861380

2D MXene interfaces preserve the basal electrophysiology of targeted neural circuits.

Xiao M, Li X, Pifferi S, Pastore B, Liu Y, Lazzarino M, Torre V, Yang X, Menini A, Tang M.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Article ASAP

TEGylated Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Platforms to Engineer Neuronal Networks

Myriam Barrejón, Francesca Zummo, Anastasiia Mikhalchan, Juan J. Vilatela, Mario Fontanini, Denis Scaini, Laura Ballerini, and Maurizio Prato

 

International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2022; 23(3):1343.

Multidimensional Functional Profiling of Human Neuropathogenic FOXG1 Alleles in Primary Cultures of Murine Pallial Precursors.

Frisari S, Santo M, Hosseini A, Manzati M, Giugliano M, Mallamaci A.  

 

Latest Projects

In Vitro locomotor patterns - Innovative protocols of electrical stimulation to activate the in vitro locomotor pattern

In these last years, growing attention has been drawn upon the use of epidural electrical stimulation applied to the dorsal spinal cord to counteract...read more
 
 
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forthcoming activities

06
December
2022
16:00
128-129
Seminar
Application of graphene micro-transistor arrays to investigate spreading depolarizations in neurological diseases
by Dr Rob Wykes, UCL
 
17
November
2022
15:00
004 & Zoom
Seminar
Excitatory cell types in area CA3 of the hippocampus: insights from experiments and models
by Dr. Daniele LINARO
 
 
 

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