I received my PhD in Physics (2017) from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) following my research on advanced technologies for spatio-temporal control of neural circuits of the mammalian retina using optogenetics. At Strathclyde, I worked with the Neurophotonics group at the Institute of Photonics (IoP), Dept. of Physics. During my time at IoP, I visited the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, US.
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 on muon recontruction with early data from proton-proton collisions at the CMS experiment-CERN.
F. Pisano*, M. Pisanello*, L. Sileo, A. Qualtieri, B.L. Sabatini & F. Pisanello**, M. Vittorio**, "Focused ion beam structuring of tapered optical fibers for patterned light delivery ", under review.
Exploiting modal demultiplexing properties of tapered optical fibers for tailored optogenetic stimulation". bioRxiv (2017). doi:10.1101/199273 [Open Access], under review., "
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), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15741-7 [Open Access].
* Joint first authors, ** Joint last authors
Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), Short Term Visit Program, 2015.
EPSRC, Doctoral Training Grant, 2013.