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Cinzia Montinaro

PhD Student
PhD Student
Nanotechnologies for Humans and Biosystems
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About

Cinzia Montinaro is a Ph.D. student of the University of Salento in Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT-Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Arnesano, LE).

She received her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Salento, after developing her thesis work in Comparative Anatomy " Organ transplantation and immunosuppressive therapy: Ciclosporin e Tacrolimus in comparison" at the Clinical Pathology Laboratory (ASL Lecce).

Cinzia received the master's degree in Biology from the University of Salento with a thesis entitled " Study of the adaptive responses of cardiac tissue of zebrafish (Danio rerio) to treatments with angiotensin II in vivo ", working at the Human Physiology Laboratory (University of Salento, Lecce).

After her graduation, she obtained Professional Biology Qualification (Public certified exam at the University of Salento, Lecce) and is enrolled at the italian professional order ONB – Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi (Section A).

Skills

Skills
- Excellent skills in the use of two photon microscope (2P); optimal mastery in handling of optical fibers and in preparations of mouse brain slices. Animal surgery under stereotactic frame and animal perfusion. Competence in the maintenance and housing of the zebrafish animal model (Danio rerio). Experience in molecular biology techniques, methods and protocols applied to gene expression (RT-PCR, real time PCR, nucleic acid extraction and analysis, protein extraction). Optimal mastery in handling biological samples. Excellent competence in the use of laboratory tools. High capacity in the analysis of the effects physiological and toxicological of simple or composite natural matrices on the embryonic development of vertebrates in the model zebrafish (lethal, sub-lethal, morphological and morphometric effects). Good experience in maintenance and treatment of mammalian immortalized cell cultures (human-derived Caco-2, U937, THP1, Hela; murine B104, NIH-3T3).

All Publications
2022
Montinaro C., Pisanello M., Bianco M., Spagnolo B., Pisano F., Balena A., De Nuccio F., Lofrumento D. D., Verri T., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Influence of brain anatomy on functional fluorescence collection from brain tissue
OSA Biophotonics Congress
Poster Conference
2022
Montinaro C., Pisanello M., Bianco M., Spagnolo B., Pisano F., Balena A., De Nuccio F., Lofrumento D. D., Verri T., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Influence of local brain anatomy on the spatial extent of fiber photometry signal
FENS Forum 2022
Poster Conference
2022
Andriani M. S., Bianco M., Balena A., Pisano F., Pisanello M., Spagnolo B., Montinaro C., Peixoto R. T., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Integrating multiple functionalities in tapered optical fiber neural implants
7th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics - OPTOGEN2022
Poster Conference
2022
Andriani M. S., Bianco M., Balena A., Pisano F., Pisanello M., Spagnolo B., Montinaro C., Peixoto R. T., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Integrating multiple functionalities in tapered optical fiber neural implants
Optogen
Poster Conference
2022
Bianco M., Pisanello M., Balena A., Montinaro C., Pisano F., Spagnolo B., Sabatini B.L., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Orthogonalization of far-field detection in tapered optical fibers for depth-selective fiber photometry in brain tissue
APL Photonics, vol. 7, (no. 2)
Article Journal
Scientific Talks
2022
Pisanello F., Pisano F., Pisanello M., Spagnolo B., Sileo L., Balena A., Bianco M., Maglie E., Zheng D., Collard L., Montinaro C., Lee S.J., Lee J., Peixoto R., De Angelis F., Tantussi F., Valiente M., De La Prida L., Mandelbaum G., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M.
MULTIFUNCTIONAL OPTICAL NEURAL INTERFACES WITH TAPERED OPTICAL FIBERS
BIOEL International Winterschool on Bioelectronics - 12-19 March 2022 - Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria
School (Summer school, ...)
Oral presentations
2021
Montinaro C., Spagnolo B., Pisanello M., Pisano F., Balena A., Bianco M., Brunetti V., de Nuccio F., Lofrumento D.D., Verri T., de Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
Estimating the spatial behavior of fiber photometry across different brain regions
Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
Conference
Awards and Achievements
2021
Bianco M., Balena A., Pisanello M., Pisano F., Sileo L., Spagnolo B., Montinaro C., Sabatini B. L., De Vittorio M., Pisanello F.
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