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Maurizio Ventre

Affiliated Researcher

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Bio-Logic Materials




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Maurizio Ventre

Born in Naples (Italy) on 8 February 1979

Married with one child

Education and Training

March 2003: M.S. Engineering (University of Naples – Italy)

Nov 2003: PhD Student at University of Naples

Oct 2004 - Oct 2005: Visiting Scientist at University of Northampton (former University College of Northampton – UK)

Dec 2006: PhD, University of Naples

June 2007 – June 2010: post-doc at Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB), University of Naples.

July 2010 – Dec 2011: post-doc at Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Heathcare, Italian Institute of Technology.

Dec 2011 - Nov 2016: Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in Material Science and Enginering at the University of Naples Federico II

Jul 2012 - Associate Researcher, Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Heathcare@CRIB, Italian Institute of Technology.

Nov 2016 - Nov 2019: Assistant Professor (RTD-B) in Bioengineering at the University of Naples Federico II

Nov 2019: Associate Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Naples Federico II

Selected Publications

International Journals

S Coppola, G Nasti, V Vespini, L Mecozzi, R Castaldo, G Gentile, M Ventre, PA Netti, P Ferraro (2019) Quick liquid packaging: Encasing water silhouettes by three-dimensional polymer membranes. Science advances 5 (5), eaat5189

C Cimmino, L Rossano, PA Netti, M Ventre (2018)Spatio-Temporal Control of Cell Adhesion: Toward Programmable Platforms to Manipulate Cell Functions and Fate. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology 6, 190

C Rianna, L Rossano, RH Kollarigowda, F Formiggini, S Cavalli, M Ventre, ... (2016) Spatio‐Temporal Control of Dynamic Topographic Patterns on Azopolymers for Cell Culture Applications. Advanced Functional Materials 26 (42), 7572-7580

M Ventre, PA Netti (2016) Engineering cell instructive materials to control cell fate and functions through material cues and surface patterning. ACS applied materials & interfaces 8 (24), 14896-14908

M Iannone, M Ventre, L Formisano, L Casalino, EJ Patriarca, PA Netti (2015) Nanoengineered surfaces for focal adhesion guidance trigger mesenchymal stem cell self-organization and tenogenesis. Nano letters 15 (3), 1517-1525

C Rianna, A Calabuig, M Ventre, S Cavalli, V Pagliarulo, S Grilli, ... (2015) Reversible holographic patterns on azopolymers for guiding cell adhesion and orientation. ACS applied materials & interfaces 7 (31), 16984-16991

M Ventre, CF Natale, C Rianna, PA Netti (2014) Topographic cell instructive patterns to control cell adhesion, polarization and migration. Journal of the royal society Interface 11 (100), 20140687

CF Natale, M Ventre, PA Netti (2014) Tuning the material-cytoskeleton crosstalk via nanoconfinement of focal adhesions. Biomaterials 35 (9), 2743-2751

M Ventre, F Causa, PA Netti (2012) Determinants of cell–material crosstalk at the interface: towards engineering of cell instructive materials. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9 (74), 2017-2032

P Memmolo, M Iannone, M Ventre, PA Netti, A Finizio, M Paturzo, ... (2012) On the holographic 3D tracking of in vitro cells characterized by a highly-morphological change. Optics express 20 (27), 28485-28493

D Guarnieri, A De Capua, M Ventre, A Borzacchiello, C Pedone, ... (2010) Covalently immobilized RGD gradient on PEG hydrogel scaffold influences cell migration parameters. Acta biomaterialia 6 (7), 2532-2539

Book Chapters
Ventre M., Netti P.A., Urciuolo F., Ambrosio L. Soft Tissues Characteristics and Strategies for Their Replacement and Regeneration. In Strategies in Regenerative Medicine: Integrating Biology with Materials Design (Santin M. Ed.), Ch 2, 15-54, 2009 (ISBN 978-0387746593)
Purbrick M., Ambrosio L., Ventre M., Netti P.A. Natural composites structure-property relationships in bone cartilage ligaments and tendons. In Biomedical Composites (Ambrosio L. Ed.), Ch 1, 3-24, 2010 (ISBN 978-1845694364)


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