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Attilio Marino

Visiting Scientist
Smart Bio-Interfaces
Research center

Attilio Marino received his doctorate in Biorobotics (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, SSSA), grade 100/100 summa cum laude, with the project: “Nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces as smart solutions for the modulation of cellular functions”. During his doctorate, he spent six months as a visiting Ph.D. student at the Waseda Bioscience Research Institute in Singapore (Wabios). Dr. Marino was then sponsored by Fondazione Umberto Veronesi and by the European Research Council for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Smart Bio-Interfaces group. Dr. Marino received the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale qualification for the position of Associate Professor in Bioengineering and Applied Physics (16/10/2018 - 16/10/2029).

Dr. Marino is Co-Founder, Board Member and Shareholder of Kidaria Bioscience S.r.l. (https://www.kidaria.it/), a startup based on patented technologies licensed by IIT.  Dr. Marino is also working on the establishment of another spin-off company, “NABIS” (https://slammerc.eu/bbb-hybrid).

His main research interests are in the fields of nanomedicine (e.g. superparamagnetic nanomedicines, NIR-absorbing nanotheranostics, and remotely triggered piezoelectric polymeric nanocarriers), biomimetic models of the blood-brain barrier, 3D nanostructured scaffolds for tissue engineering,  and biology in altered gravity conditions (with experiments on the International Space Station and collaborations with European Space Agency and Italian Space Agency).

Dr. Marino is the author or co-author of almost 60 ISI papers, 2 patents, 6 book chapters, and 16 proceedings. He serves as a Reviewer for about 40 international journals and was selected as a reviewer for the evaluation of ERC Starting Grant and Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects. He serves as Review Editor for Frontiers Bioengineering and Biotechnology. He delivered 6 invited talks and 7 other talks in international contexts. For his research activity, he was awarded several national and international prizes. Attilio Marino held seminars at the Polytechnic University of Turin (aa.yy. 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 coordinated by Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli and Prof. Gianni Ciofani), University of Genova (aa.yy. 2017/2018, coordinated by Prof. Roberto Raiteri), and at the University of Pisa "Neuroscience Methods" (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, coordinated by Prof. Mario Pellegrino). He supervised the activity of 7 M.Sc students and of 1 PhD student.