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Francesca Santoro

Head of Tissue Electronics Lab
Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
Tissue Electronics
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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
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
Forro C., Caron D., Angotzi G.N., Gallo V., Berdondini L., Santoro F., Palazzolo G., Panuccio G.
Electrophysiology read-out tools for brain-on-chip biotechnology
Micromachines, vol. 12, (no. 2), pp. 1-50
Article Journal
2020
Keene S.T., Lubrano C., Kazemzadeh S., Melianas A., Tuchman Y., Polino G., Scognamiglio P., Cina L., Salleo A., van de Burgt Y., Santoro F.
A biohybrid synapse with neurotransmitter-mediated plasticity
Nature Materials, vol. 19, (no. 9), pp. 969-973
Article Journal
2020
Keene S. T., Lubrano C., Kazemzadeh S., Melianas A., Tuchman Y., Polino G., Scognamiglio P., Cinà L., Salleo A., van de Burgt Y., Santoro F.
A biohybrid synapse with neurotransmitter-mediated plasticity
Nature Materials
Article in Press Journal
2020
Matino L., Rastogi S.K., Garma L.D., Cohen-Karni T., Santoro F.
Characterization of the Coupling between Out-of-Plane Graphene and Electrogenic Cells
Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 7, (no. 18)
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