Marco Pisanello

PhD/Fellow

Contacts

Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Via Barsanti, SNC - 73010 Arnesano (LE) Italy
+39 0832 1816 249
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About

Marco Pisanello was born on March 24th, 1988. He obtained the Bachelor's Degree in ICT Engineering in January 2011 at Università del Salento (graduation mark: 110/110 magna cum laude) with a thesis on the characterization of conductive and insulating materials in a high electron mobility transistor based device for neural biosensing, and a Master's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering in April 2013 at Università del Salento (graduation mark: 110/110 magna cum laude) with a thesis on the design and fabrication of tapered and nano-patterned optical fibers for application in optogenetics. He was also a student in the Istituto Superiore Universitario per la Formazione Interdisciplinare (ISUFI) for both the pre-bachelor and pre-master course in which he graduated with the maximum mark. He obtained the Ph.D. in Materials, structures and nanotechnology Engineering in June 2017 at Università del Salento.

Selected Publications

Publications in peer reviewed journal:

M. Pisanello, F. Pisano, L. Sileo, E. Maglie, E. Bellistri, B. Spagnolo, G. Mandelbaum, B. L. Sabatini, M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello. Tailoring light delivery for optogenetics by modal demultiplexing in tapered optical fibers. Scientific Reports, in press (2018).

A. Rizzo, E. D. Lemma, F. Pisano, M. Pisanello, L. Sileo, M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello. Laser micromachining of tapered optical fibers for spatially selective control of neural activity. Microelectronic Engineering 192, 88-95 (2018).

E. D. Lemma, S. Sergio, B. Spagnolo, M. Pisanello, L. Algieri, M. A. Coluccia, M. Maffia, M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello. Tunable mechanical properties of stent-like microscaffolds for studying cancer cell recognition of stiffness gradient. Microelectronic Engineering 190, 11-18 (2018).

N. Moscatelli, B. Spagnolo, M. Pisanello, E. D. Lemma, M. De Vittorio, V. Zara, F. Pisanello, A. Ferramosca. Single-cell-based evaluation of sperm progressive motility via fluorescent assessment of mitochondria membrane potential. Scientific Reports 7, 17931 (2017).

E. D. Lemma, B. Spagnolo, F. Rizzi, S. Corvaglia, M. Pisanello, F. Pisanello, M. De Vittorio. Microenvironmental stiffness of 3D polymeric structures to study invasive rates of cancer cells. Advanced Healtcare Materials 6 (2017). doi:10.1002/adhm.201770115.

F. Pisanello, G. Mandelbaum, M. Pisanello, I. A. Oldenburg, L. Sileo, J. E. Markowitz, R. E. Peterson, A. Della Patria, T. M. Haynes, M. S. Emara, B. Spagnolo, S. R. Datta, M. De Vittorio, B. L. Sabatini. Dynamic illumination of spatially restricted or large brain volumes via a single tapered optical fiber. Nature Neuroscience 20, 1180-1188 (2017).

M. Pisanello, A. Della Patria, L. Sileo, B. L. Sabatini, M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello. Modal demultiplexing properties of tapered and nanostructured optical fibers for in vivo optogenetic control of neural activity. Biomedical Optics Express 6, 4014-4026 (2015).

F. Pisanello, L. Sileo, I. A. Oldenburg, M. Pisanello, L. Martiradonna, B. L. Sabatini, J. A. Assad, M. De Vittorio. Multipoint emitting optical fibers for spatially addressable in vivo optogenetics. Neuron 82, 1245-1254 (2014).

IIT Patent:

F. Pisanello, L. Martiradonna, L. Sileo, I. A,. Oldenburg, M. Pisanello, B. L. Sabatini, J. A. Assad, M. De Vittorio, "Optogenetic tool for multiple and independently addressing of patterned optical windows” Italian patent application #TO2013A000603, Application July 17th, 2013.

IIT Publications

  • 2018
  • Pisano F., Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Qualtieri A., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
    DOI

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

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

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

    Scientific Reports, vol. 8
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Sergio S.iit, Spagnolo B., Pisanello M.iit, Algieri L.iit, Coluccia M. A., Maffia M., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Tunable mechanical properties of stent-like microscaffolds for studying cancer cell recognition of stiffness gradients

    Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 190, pp. 11-18
  • 2017
  • 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
  • Emara M. S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Leonardo S., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A wireless head-mountable device for deep brain optogenetics stimulation of freely-moving mice

    6th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium, Neural Networks in Health and Disease
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sergio S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Confocal imaging characterization of two-photon lithography microstructures for cell cultures

    17th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2017
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sergio S., Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.iit

    Confocal imaging characterization of two-photon lithography microstructures for cell cultures

    17th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2017
  • 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
  • Pisanello F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sileo L.iit, Markowitz J.E., Peterson R.E., Della Patria A.iit, Haynes T.M., Emara M.S.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Datta S.R., De Vittorio M.iit, Sabatini B.L.
    DOI

    Dynamic illumination of spatially restricted or large brain volumes via a single tapered optical fiber

    Nature Neuroscience, vol. 20, (no. 8), pp. 1180-1188
  • Bellistri E.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Pisano F.iit, Galbusera A.iit, Maglie E.iit, Vecchia D., Sabatini B. L., Fellin T., 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
  • 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
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Rizzi F.iit, Corvaglia S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Microenvironmental Stiffness of 3D Polymeric Structures to Study Invasive Rates of Cancer Cells

    Advanced healthcare materials, vol. 6, (no. 22)
  • Moscatelli N.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Zara V., Pisanello F.iit, Ferramosca A.

    Optical readout of mithocontrial membrane potential to monitor sperm cell progressive motility

    4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Moscatelli N.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Lemma E.D.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Zara V., Pisanello F.iit, Ferramosca A.

    Optical readout of mitochondrial membrane potential to monitor sperm cell progressive motility

    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
  • Moscatelli N.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, PISANELLO M.iit, Lemma E. D., De Vittorio M.iit, Zara V., PISANELLO F.iit, Ferramosca A.
    DOI

    Single-cell-based evaluation of sperm progressive motility via uorescent assessment of mitochondria membrane potential

    Scientific Reports, vol. 7
  • 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 M.iit, Sileo L., Peixoto R., Sabatini B. L., Pisanello F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered and patterned optical fibers for optical control and electrical recording of neural activity

    49mo convegno annuale della Società Italiana di Elettronica
  • 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., PISANELLO M.iit, Maglie E., 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.iit, Emara M.S.iit, Bellistri E., Spagnolo B.iit, Lemma E. D., 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
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Rizzi F.iit, Sergio S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Two-photon Lithography Fabrication of 3D Stiffness-gradient Microscaffolds for Cancer Cell Invasiveness Studies

    43rd Micro- and Nanoengineering International Conference
  • 2016
  • Emara M. S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo M., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A device for deep brain wireless optogenetic stimulation in untethered mice

    3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Emara M. S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A device for deep-brain wireless optogentic stimulation in untethered mice

    3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    A fully integrated optrode based on multipoint emitting tapered optical fibers: the "fibertrode"

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2016
  • Della Patria A.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Influence of laser beam quality on modal selection in tapered optical fibers for multipoint optogenetic control of neural activity

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, vol. 2016-August
  • Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Minimally-invasive optrodes based on tapered and micro fabricated optical fibers

    3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Rizzi F.iit, Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Dattoma T., Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Static and dynamic characterization of two-photon lithography photoresist

    4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology NanoPortugal International Conference
  • Pisanello F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Oldenburg I. A., Markovitz J. E., Peterson R. E., Della Patria A., Haynes T. M., Emara M. S.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Datta S. R., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tailoring light-delivery depth for optogenetic control of neural activity in deep-brain structures with tapered optical fibers

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2016
  • Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Della Patria A., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered and nano-patterned optical fibers for custom in vivo light delivery

    10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2016
  • Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Della Patria A., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered and nano-patterned optical fibers for customized light delivery geometries in vivo

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2016
  • Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Della Patria A., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit

    Tapered and nanostructured optical fibers for simultaneous optical control and electrical readout of neural activity in the living mouse brain

    42nd International conference on Micro and Nano Engineering
  • Pisanello F.iit, Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Della Patria A., Oldenburg I. A., Emara M. S.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered fiber optical waveguide for homogeneous in vivo light delivery

    10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2016
  • 2015
  • Emara M. S.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Della Patria A., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.

    A deep brain optogenetic stimulation device in untethered mice based on a semiconductor laser diode triggered wirelessly by infrared

    2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Sileo L.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Fabrication of multipoint light emitting optical fibers for optogenetics

    Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9305
  • Pisanello M.iit, Della Patria A.iit, Sileo L.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.iit
    DOI

    Modal demultiplexing properties of tapered and nanostructured optical fibers for in vivo optogenetic control of neural activity

    Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 6, (no. 10), pp. 4014-4026
  • Pisanello F.iit, Sileo L.iit, Patria A.D.iit, Pisanello M.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sabatini B.L., Assad J.A.iit
    DOI

    Multipoint optogenetic control of neural activity with tapered and nanostructured optical fibers

    Mediterranean Microwave Symposium, vol. 2015-January
  • Pisanello F.iit, Sileo L.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Patria A.D.iit, De Vittorio M.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Sabatini B.L., Assad J.A.iit
    DOI

    Nanomachined tapered optical fibers for in vivo optogenetics

    IEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 1528-1531
  • De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F., Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Oldenburg I. A., Della Patria A., Assad J. A., Sabatini B. L.

    Nanomachined tapered optical fibers for optogenetics

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2015
  • Sileo L.iit, Pisanello M.iit, Della Patria A.iit, Emhara M.S.iit, Pisanello F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit
    DOI

    Optical fiber technologies for in-vivo light delivery and optogenetics

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, vol. 2015-August
  • Lemma E.D.iit, Rizzi F.iit, Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Dattoma T., Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.

    Static and Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of two-photon Lithography Photoresists

    41st Micro- and Nanoengineering International Conference
  • Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Della Patria A., Oldenburg I. A., Assad J. A., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit, Pisanello F.

    Tapered and nano-patterned optical fibers for optogenetic control of neural activity

    2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • Pisanello F., Mandelbaum G., Sileo L., Pisanello M.iit, Della Patria A., Oldenburg I. A., Emara M. S.iit, Spagnolo B.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.

    Tapered fiber optical waveguide for homogeneous in-vivo light delivery

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2015
  • Pisanello F., Mandelbaum G., Pisanello M.iit, Sileo L., Della Patria A., Oldenburg I. A., Spagnolo B.iit, Emara M. S.iit, Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.iit

    Tapered fiber optical waveguide for homogeneous in-vivo light delivery in extended brain structures

    2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTOGENETICS AND NEUROPHOTONICS
  • 2014
  • Pisanello F.iit, Sileo L.iit, Oldenburg I.A., Pisanello M.iit, Martiradonna L.iit, Assad J.A.iit, Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M.iit
    DOI

    Multipoint-emitting optical fibers for spatially addressable in vivo optogenetics

    Neuron, vol. 82, (no. 6), pp. 1245-1254
  • Pisanello M.iit, Pisanello F.iit, Sileo L.iit, De Vittorio M.iit
    DOI

    Photonic technologies for optogenetics

    International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks

Awards

April 2014. Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation; area of focus: disease prevention and treatment.