Filippo Pisano

Post Doc

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About

I received my PhD in Physics (2017) from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland)  where I worked on advanced technologies for spatio-temporal control of neural circuits in the mammalian retina using optogenetics. At Strathclyde, I worked with the Neurophotonics group at the Institute of Photonics (IoP), Dept. of Physics. In spring 2015, I was visiting researcher at the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).

I hold a M.Sc. in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics (2012) and a B.Sc. in Physics (2010) from the University of Torino, where I helped developing optical methods for the functionalisation of artificial diamond for photonic applications and I collaborated in the investigation of calibration effects in the reconstruction of muon trajectories generated from proton-proton collisions at the CMS experiment-CERN. 

 

Interests

Neurophotonics

Selected Publications

*co-first authors, ** co-last authors

F.Pisano, M. Pisanello , E. Maglie , A. Balena , L.Sileo , B.Spagnolo , M. Hyun , M. De Vittorio, B.L.Sabatini, F.Pisanello
Reconfigurable fiber photometry from wide or confined brain volumes with a single tapered optical fiber
Under review, preprint at biorxiv, doi.org/10.1101/455766 (2018) [PDF]
 
M.Pisanello*, F.Pisano*, M.Hyun,E.Maglie, A.Balena, M.De Vittorio, B.L.Sabatini, F.Pisanello 
The three-dimensional signal collection field for fiber photometry in brain tissue
Under review, preprint at arXiv:1807.03023 (2018) [PDF]
 
Sileo L.*, Bitzenhofer S.H.*, Spagnolo B.*, Popplau J.A.*, Holzhammer T., Pisanello M., Pisano F., Bellistri E., Maglie E., De Vittorio M., Ruther P.**, Hanganu-Opatz I.L.**, Pisanello F.**
Tapered fibers combined with a multi-electrode array for optogenetics in mouse medial prefrontal  cortex
In press, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 771 (2018) [link]
 
Pisano F.*, Pisanello M.*, Sileo L., Qualtieri A., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Focused ion beam nanomachining of tapered optical fibers for patterned light delivery
Microelectronic Engineering195, 41-49 (2018) [PDF]
 
Pisanello M.*, Pisano F.*, Sileo L., Maglie E., Bellistri E., Spagnolo B., Mandelbaum G., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M. & Pisanello F. 
Tailoring light delivery for optogenetics by modal demultiplexing in tapered optical fibers
Scientific Reports  8, 4467 (2018) [PDF]
 
Rizzo, A., Lemma E.D., Pisano F., Pisanello M., Sileo L., De Vittorio M.**, Pisanello F.**
Laser micromachining of tapered optical fibers for spatially selective control of neural activity
Microelectronic Engineering 192, 88–95 (2018) [PDF]
 
F. Pisano*, E. Zampaglione*, N. McAlinden, J. Roebber, M. Dawson, K. Mathieson**, A. Sher**
Large scale matching of function to the genetic identity of retinal ganglion cells
Scientific Reports 7, 15395 (2017) [PDF].
 

IIT Publications

  • 2018
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Della Patria A., Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Beliistri E., Sabatini B., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Computational models for light delivery by tapered optical fibers in optogenetic applications

    Fotonica 2018
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Della Patria A., Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Beliistri E., Sabatini B., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Computational models for light delivery by tapered otpical fibers in optogenetic applications

    Fotonica 2018
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L., Spagnolo B.iit, Hyun M., Pisanello F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L.

    Depth-resolved, reconfigurable fiber photometry with a single tapered optical fiber

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Maglie E.iit, Hyun M., Balena A.iit, Sileo L., De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L., Pisanello F.iit

    Fiber photometry at depth with tapered optical fibers

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L., Spagnolo B.iit, Bellistri E., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Fluorescence collection properties of fiber optics waveguides for brain activity probing

    1st International Conference on Dielectric Photonic Devices and Systems Beyond Visible
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Sileo L., Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Fluorescence collection properties of flat-cleaved and tapered optical fibers for optical readout of brain activity

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Focused ion beam nanomachining of tapered optical fibers for patterned light delivery

    Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 195, pp. 41-49
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    High NA tapered fibers for optical control of neural activity in extended brain structures

    Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum
  • Rizzo A.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Laser micromachining of metal-coated tapered fibers for multipoint control of neural activity based on mode-division demultiplexing

    Fotonica 2018
  • Rizzo A.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Laser micromachining of tapered optical fibers for spatially selective control of neural activity

    Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 192, pp. 88-95
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Balena A.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Bellistri E., Sileo L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit, Sabatini B. L.

    Light collection properties of flat-cleaved optical fibers measured with a two-photon microscopy approach

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Light delivery in extended brain structures by high NA tapered fibers

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Sileo L., Bellistri E., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit, Sabatini B. L.

    Measuring light collection properties of tools for in vivo photometry with a two-photon microscopy approach

    Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A., Lemma E. D., Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Multifunctional tapered optical fibers for optical excitation and electrical extracellular recording using direct laser writing and two-photon lithography

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Pisano F.iit, Sileo L., Peixoto R., Pisanello M.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Nanofabrication of extra-cellular recording electrodes on tapered optical fibers for neuroscience

    TNT 2018- Trends in Nanotechnology
  • Sabatini B., Pisanello F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Sileo L., Berdondini L.iit, Angotzi G.N.iit, Boi F., Miele E., Lecomte A., Assad J.iit, Lingfeng H., Casile A.iit, Hyun M., Mandelbaum G.

    Novel techniques for large-scale electrophysiology and site-specific stimulation

    4th Annual Brain Investigators Meeting
  • Spagnolo B.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit
    DOI

    Optical Approaches to Study Cell Invasiveness: From 2 Photon Lithography to Optogenetics

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, vol. 2018-July
  • Balena A.iit, Rizzo A., Sileo L., Spagnolo B.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Nuccio F., Lofrumento D., Lemma E. D., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Structuring the Non-planar Surface of Tapered Fibers: Integration of Multipoint Optical Control and Electrical Readout of Neural Activity in a Single, Minimally Invasive Waveguide

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Sileo L.iit, Maglie E.iit, Bellistri E.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Tailoring light delivery for optogenetics by modal demultiplexing in tapered optical fibers

    Scientific Reports, vol. 8, (no. 1)
  • Sileo L., Peixoto R., Spagnolo B.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello F.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered fiber optrode for simultaneous ChR2 activation and electrical recording over small brain volumes

    5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Sileo L., Bitzenhofer S.H., Spagnolo B.iit, Popplau J.A., Holzhammer T., Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Bellistri E., Maglie E.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Ruther P., Hanganu-Opatz I.L., Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered fibers combined with a multi-electrode array for optogenetics in mouse medial prefrontal cortex

    Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Rizzo A., Maglie E.iit, Balen A., Spagnolo B.iit, Peixoto R., Sabatini B.L., Pisanello F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered optical fibers as multifunctional interfaces with the brain

    2nd International Symposium on Photopharmacology
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Bellistri E., De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B. L., Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered optical fibers for deep tissue fiber photometry

    11th FENS forum annual meeting
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered optical fibers for neurophotonic applications

    Fotonica 2018
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Bellistri E.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Tapered Optical Fibers for Optogenetics: Ray Tracing Modeling

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, vol. 2018-July
  • Pisanello F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Balena A.iit, Maglie E.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sileo L., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit

    TOWARDS MULTIPOINT FIBER PHOTOMETRY WITH TAPERED OPTICAL FIBERS

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2018
  • Natta L.iit, Mastronardi V. M.iit, Guido F.iit, Algieri L.iit, Puce S., Pisano F.iit, Rizzi F.iit, Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M.iit

    Ultrathin flexible AlN-based smart patch for vascular graft monitoring

    TNT 2018- Trends in Nanotechnology
  • Natta L.iit, Mastronardi V. M.iit, Guido F.iit, Algieri L.iit, Puce S., Pisano F.iit, Rizzi F.iit, Pulli R., Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M.iit

    Ultrathin flexible AlN-based smart patch for vascular graft monitoring

    MNE 2018
  • 2017
  • Pisano F.

    Advanced technologies for spatio-temporal control of neural circuits using optogenetics

    EThOS, Publisher: British Library
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Hyun M., Maglie E.iit, Bellistri E., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit, Sabatini B. L.

    A two-photon microscopy based technique to measure the light collection properties of in vivo photometry tools

    4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Rizzo A.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Direct Laser Writing of tapered optical fibers for spatially selective control of neural activity

    43rd Micro- and Nanoengineering International Conference
  • PISANELLO F.iit, MINSUK H., Pisano F.iit, PISANELLO M.iit, Sileo L., Maglie E.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini M.

    Direct measure of the collection diagram of fiber optics for In vivo photometry

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017
  • Bellistri E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Galbusera A.iit, Maglie E.iit, Vecchia D., Sabatini B. L., Fellin T.iit, Gozzi A.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Heat delivered into the brain with tapered optical fibers

    4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisano F., Zampaglione E., McAlinden N., Roebber J., Dawson M.D., Mathieson K., Sher A.
    DOI

    Large scale matching of function to the genetic identity of retinal ganglion cells

    Scientific Reports, vol. 7
  • Rizzo A.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Laser micromachining for fast and cost-effective realization of microstructured tapered optical fibers for optogenetics applications

    4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sileo L., Markovitz E., Petterson R.E., Della Patria A., Peixoto R., Haynes T.M., Maglie E.iit, Mohamed S.E.iit, Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Datta S.R., Bernardo S.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Optogenetics and Deep Brain Stimulation to investigate and treat pathological brain circuits

    Optogenetics and Deep Brain Stimulation to investigate and treat pathological brain circuits
  • Maglie E.iit, Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Hyun M., Mandelbaum G., Bellistri E., Della Patria A., De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L., Pisanello F.iit

    Ray tracing simulations of tapered optical fibers for light delivery and for fiber photometry

    4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisano F.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Peixoto R., Maglie E.iit, Mandelbaum G., Oldenburg I.A., Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Emara M.S.iit, Markowitz J.E., Haynes T.M., Peterson R.E., Della Patria A., Datta S.R., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tailoring light emission from tapered optical fibers for optogenetics

    4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisanello F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sileo L., Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Markovitz J., Petterson R., Maglie E.iit, Della Patria A., Haynes T., Emara M.iit, Datta S. R., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered fibers for optogenetics: from wide volume to site-selective optical control of neural activity in the mouse brain

    2017 Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies, Fotonica AEIT 2017
  • Pisanello F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Oldenburg I., Sileo L., Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Markowitz J., Peterson R., Maglie E.iit, Haynes T., Emara M. S.iit, Datta S. R., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered fibers for optogenetics: from wide volume to site-selective optical control of neural activity in the mouse brain.

    17th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2017
  • Bellistri E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Maglie E.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered Optical Fibers as a potential tool to reduce heating artifacts

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017
  • Bellistri E., PISANELLO M.iit, Maglie E.iit, Pisano F.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sileo L., Mandelbaum G., Sabatini B. L., De vittorio M.iit, PIsanello F.iit

    Tapered optical fibers as potential tools to reduce heating artifacts in optogenetics experiments

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017
  • Pisano F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sileo L., Markowitz J.E., Peterson R.E., Della Patria A., Peixoto R., Haynes T.M., Maglie E., Emara M.S.iit, Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, Rizzo A.iit, Datta S.R., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered optical fibers for optogenetics

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017
  • Pisano F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sileo L., Markowitz J.E., Peterson R.E., Della Patria A., Peixoto R., Haynes T.M., Maglie E.iit, Emara M.S.iit, Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Datta S.R., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered Optical Fibers for Optogenetics

    43rd Micro- and Nanoengineering International Conference
  • 2016
  • Pisano F., Zampaglione E., McAlinden N., Roebber J., Dawson M.D., Mathieson K., Sher A.

    Large scale matching of anatomy and function of retinal ganglion cells.

    57 th Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, vol. 57, (no. 12), pp. pp.3587-3587

Awards

Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), Short Term Visit Program, 2015.

EPSRC, Doctoral Training Grant, 2013.