Brain development and disease

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Group leader:  Alessandro Vercelli

Marina Boido

Marina Boido

Associate Professor of Human Anatomy


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Born in Turin on 06.09.1980. Italian.

2005. Doctor in Biology, University of Turin.

2011. PhD in Biomedical Science and Human Oncology: Functional genomics applied to translational research, University of Turin.

2011. Postdoc at the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, University of Turin.

2012 - 2019 Assistant Professor in tenure track (BIO/16) at the Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, University of Turin.

december 2019 - present  Associate Professor (BIO/16) at the Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, University of Turin.

Scholarships :
Fondi Compagnia di San Paolo (2006-2007);

Associazione Girotondo Onlus (PhD student at the University of Turin, 2007-2011).

Guest referee for international scientific journals:

Curr. Neuropharmacol.; Eur. J. Neurosci; Int. J. Dev. Neurosci.; Cytotherapy; Stem Cells Transl. Med.; Stem Cell Res. Ther.; J. Neurosci. Res.

Scientific Societies:

Società Italiana di Neuroscienze (S.I.N.S.); Federation of European Neuroscience Society (F.E.N.S.); Society for Neuroscience (USA); Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Neuromorfologia (G.I.S.N.); Societa’ Italiana di Anatomia E Istologia (S.I.A.I.); Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differenziamento (A.B.C.D.).

Membership in research networks:

Neuroscience Institute Turin (NIT).

Curriculum Vitae


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II edition 
Turin, Italy | 4-5 November 2022
Hybrid Meeting


HD: human striatal progenitors transplanted in the lesioned striatum are able to survive long-term

Stem Cell Research & Therapy , 28 July 2023

Roberta Schellino, Dario Besusso, Roberta Parolisi, Gabriela B. Gómez-González, Sveva Dallere, Linda Scaramuzza, Marta Ribodino, Ilaria Campus, Paola Conforti, Malin Parmar, Marina Boido, Elena Cattaneo, Annalisa Buffo

Research Groups NICO:  Physiopathology of neural stem cells   and  Brain development and disease

4 August 2023

A novel compound enhances nerve-muscle interaction stability and physical endurance, counteracting sarcopenia in the elderly.

Aging and Disease , 2 August 2023 
Synergistically Acting on Myostatin and Agrin Pathways Increases Neuromuscular Junction Stability and Endurance in Old Mice

Schellino Roberta, Marina Boido, Jan W. Vrijbloed, Ruggero G. Fariello, Alessandro Vercelli

Research Group NICO:  Brain development and disease

4 September 2023

Agonist of growth hormone-releasing hormone improves the disease features of spinal muscular atrophy mice

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , 10 January 2023

Marina Boido, Iacopo Gesmundo, Anna Caretto, Francesca Pedrolli, Roberta Schellino, Sheila Leone, Renzhi Cai, Wei Sha, Ezio Ghigo, Andrew V Schally, Alessandro Vercelli, Riccarda Granata

Research Group NICO:  Brain development and disease

12 January 2023