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Francesca Santoro

Head of Tissue Electronics Lab
Visiting Scientist
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
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About

Francesca Santoro received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at the ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy) with specialization in biomaterials in 2010. She received a PhD in 2014 in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in a joint partnership between the RWTH Aachen and the Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) with a scholarship by the International Helmholtz Research School in Biophysics and Soft Matter (IHRS BioSoft). In October 2014, she joined the Chemistry Department at Stanford University (USA) and received a research fellowship in 2016 by the Heart Rhythm Society. She joined IIT in July 2017 as tenure track researcher and is leading the 'Tissue Electronics' lab at CABHC-Naples. In 2018 she has been awarded the MIT Technology Review Under 35 Innovator ITALIA and EUROPE and the 'Premio Italia Giovane'. In 2019 she has been nominated MIT Technology Review Ambassador, has been included in the list of '100 women who are changing the world' and among the 50 italian women running as women of the year by the national newspaper 'La Repubblica'. She has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2020.

Education

Title: PhD in Electrical Engineering and IT
Institute: RWTH Aachen
Location: -
Country: Germany
From: 2011 To: 2014

Title: M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering
Institute: 'Federico II' University of Naples
Location: -
Country: Italy
From: 2008 To: 2010

Title: B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering
Institute: 'Federico II' University of Naples
Location: -
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2008

Experience External

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute: Stanford University
Location: Department of Chemistry
Country: USA
From: 2014 To: 2017

Title: PhD Researcher
Institute: Forschungszentrum Juelich
Location: Institute of Bioelectronics
Country: Germany
From: 2011 To: 2014

Skills

Bioelectronics

Biointerfaces

All Publications
2022
Lubrano C., Bruno U., Ausilio C., Santoro F.
Supported Lipid Bilayers Coupled to Organic Neuromorphic Devices Modulate Short-Term Plasticity in Biomimetic Synapses
Advanced Materials
Article Journal
2021
Mariano A., Lubrano C., Bruno U., Ausilio C., Dinger N.B., Santoro F.
Advances in Cell-Conductive Polymer Biointerfaces and Role of the Plasma Membrane
Chemical Reviews
Review Journal
2021
De Risi M., Tufano M., Alvino F.G., Ferraro M.G., Torromino G., Gigante Y., Monfregola J., Marrocco E., Pulcrano S., Tunisi L., Lubrano C., Papy-Garcia D., Tuchman Y., Salleo A., Santoro F., Bellenchi G.C., Cristino L., Ballabio A., Fraldi A., De Leonibus E.
Altered heparan sulfate metabolism during development triggers dopamine-dependent autistic-behaviours in models of lysosomal storage disorders
Nature Communications, vol. 12, (no. 1)
2021
Bruno U., Mariano A., Santoro F.
A systems theory approach to describe dynamic coupling at the cell-electrode interface
APL Materials, vol. 9, (no. 1)
Article Journal
2021
Bettucci O., Matrone G.M., Santoro F.
Conductive Polymer-Based Bioelectronic Platforms toward Sustainable and Biointegrated Devices: A Journey from Skin to Brain across Human Body Interfaces
Advanced Materials Technologies
Review Journal
Awards and Achievements
2020
Santoro F.
ERC Starting Grant
2019
Santoro F.
MIT Technology Review Ambassador
2018
Santoro F.
MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 EUROPE
2018
Santoro F.
MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 ITALIA
2016
Santoro F.
Research Fellowship in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing