Brain development and disease

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Group leader:  Alessandro Vercelli

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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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Our spinoff provides scientific expertise, animal models, equipment and facilities to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device Companies and to Research Centers for proof–of-concept or pilot in vivo studies.

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Motor Neuron Diseases: 
understanding the pathogenetic mechanisms to develop therapies


Imaging of Inflammation in Spinal Cord Injury: Novel Insights on the Usage of PFC-Based Contrast Agents

Biomedicines , 2021 April

Garello F*, Boido M*, Miglietti M, Bitonto V, Zenzola M, Filippi M, Arena F, Consolino L, Ghibaudi M, Terreno E 

21 July 2021

miR-7b-3p Exerts a Dual Role After Spinal Cord Injury, by Supporting Plasticity and Neuroprotection at Cortical Level

Frontiers in  Molecular Biosciences ,   31 March 2021

Ghibaudi M, Boido M, Green D, Signorino E, Berto GE, Pourshayesteh S, Singh A, Di Cunto F, Dalmay T, Vercelli A 

20 July 2021

Stem Cell-Derived Human Striatal Progenitors Innervate Striatal Targets and Alleviate Sensorimotor Deficit in a Rat Model of Huntington Disease

Stem Cell Reports , 16 April 2020

Besusso D, Schellino R, Boido M, Belloli S, Parolisi R, Conforti P, Faedo A, Cernigoj M,Campus I, Laporta A, Dickinson Bocchi V, Murtaj V, Parmar M,Spaiardi P, Talpo F,Maniezzi C, Toselli MG, Biella G, Moresco RM, Vercelli A, Buffo A, and Cattaneo E

20 April 2020

The transcription factor Nurr1 is up-regulated in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients and SOD1-G93A mice

Disease Models and Mechanisms , 18 March 2020

Valeria Valsecchi*, Marina Boido*, Francesca Montarolo, Michela Guglielmotto, Simona Perga, Serena Martire, Santina Cutrupi, Andrea Iannello, Nadia Gionchiglia, Elena Signorino, Andrea Calvo, Giuseppe Fuda, Adriano Chiò, Antonio Bertolotto and Alessandro Vercelli

31 March 2020