ACADEMICS
SERGIO CASERTA
FILIPPO CAUSA
MARIO CESARELLI
DIEGO DI BERNARDO
FANNY FICUCIELLO
MASSIMILIANO FRALDI
FRANCESCO GENTILE
NINO GRIZZUTI
STEFANO GUIDO
GIOVANNI IANNIRUBERTO
PIER LUCA MAFFETTONE
COSTANTINO MENNA
PAOLO A. NETTI
SILVIA PARISI
MARGHERITA RUOPPOLO
TOMMASO RUSSO
BRUNO SICILIANO
GIOVANNA TOMAIUOLO
MAURIZIO VENTRE
Paolo Netti Paolo A. Netti received his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1994 from the University of Naples Federico II. During his doctoral studies he has worked at the IRC in Biomedical Materials at the University of London and later for his post-doctoral stage joined Harvard University for more than 4 years. He is full professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II and he is the coordinator of the Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care IIT@CRIB.
His research interests mainly focus on elucidating the complex interplays between materials properties and biological entities such as biomolecules, cells and tissues. His activities span from the basic understanding of the mechanisms governing cell’s recognition and response to material stimuli, to the technological development of novel class of biomaterials and devices able to control cell fate and functions. He participated to several European Scientific Commission panels for defining a viable European roadmap for the development of novel biomaterials platforms, he is a panel member of ERC advanced grant evaluation committee and has also served as scientific tutor of several research platforms from the Italian Minister of Research and University.
Link to the unina.it website
SELECTED PUBBLICATIONS:
  1. Maria Iannone · Maurizio Ventre · Lucia Formisano · Laura Casalino · Eduardo J Patriarca · Paolo Antonio Netti. Nanoengineered Surfaces for Focal Adhesion Guidance Trigger Mesenchymal Stem Cell Self-Organization and Tenogenesis NANO LETTERS 15(3):1517–1525 2015
  2. Filippo Causa · Anna Aliberti · Angela Maria Cusano · Edmondo Battista · Paolo Antonio Netti. Supramolecular Spectrally Encoded Microgels with Double Strand Probes for Absolute and Direct miRNA Fluorescence Detection at High Sensitivity. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 137(5) 2015
  3. Raffaele Vecchione · Sara Coppola · Eliana Esposito · Costantino Casale · Veronica Vespini · Simonetta Grilli · Pietro Ferraro · Paolo Antonio Netti. Electro-Drawn Drug-Loaded Biodegradable Polymer Microneedles as a Viable Route to Hypodermic Injection ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 24(23) 2014
  4. L Miccio · P Memmolo · F Merola · P A Netti · P Ferraro. Red blood cell as an adaptive optofluidic microlens NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 6:6502, 2015
  5. Chiara Cosenza · Vincenzo Lettera · Filippo Causa · Pasqualina Liana Scognamiglio · Edmondo Battista · Paolo Antonio Netti. Cell mechanosensory recognizes ligand compliance at biomaterial interface ARTICLE BIOMATERIALS (76) 2015