Filippo Pisano

Post Doc


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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. 




Selected Publications

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.

M. Pisanello*, F. Pisano*, L. Sileo, E. Maglie, E. Bellistri, B. Spagnolo, G. Mandelbaum, B. L. Sabatini, M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello, "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.