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
Silvia Parisi Silvia Parisi obtained a degree in Chemistry (17/07/1998) and she carried out a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Naples “Federico II” (19/03/2004). During her PhD she worked in the laboratory of Dott. M.G. Persico at IGB (CNR) to study the role of Cripto protein. During this period Silvia Parisi had the opportunity to spend time as guest scientist in the lab of Dr. E.D. Adamson at “Burnham Institute", La Jolla, CA to learn the culture and differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and then, in the lab of Dr. E. Arenas at Karolinska Institute of Stockholm to work on rodent model of Parkinson’s disease. In December 2004 Dr. Parisi moved from CNR to Ceinge (Naples) where she got a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. L. Pastore (Dec ‘04-Nov ’07) to start a new project aimed to find genes governing ES cell fate. Then, the Dr. Parisi moved to the lab of Prof. T. Russo at Ceinge with a SEMM post-doctoral fellow (Feb '08-Dec '11) to develop new expertise (study of miRNAs). From December 2010 to date the Dr. Parisi fulfills the role of Research Assistant at University of Naples “Federico II” and she teaches Moleculal Biology at the School of Medicine and the School of Medical Biotechnologies. Even now, she works on genes, miRNAs and signaling pathways that control the fate of pluripotent stem cells as well the stemness induction (reprogramming).
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SELECTED PUBBLICATIONS:
  1. Navarra A, Musto A, Gargiulo A, Petrosino G, Pierantoni GM, Fusco A, Russo T, Parisi S. (2016). Hmga2 is necessary for Otx2-dependent exit of embryonic stem cells from the pluripotent ground state. BMC Biol. 31;14:24
  2. Musto A., Navarra A., Vocca A., Gargiulo A., Minopoli G., Romano S., Romano M.F., Russo T. and Parisi S. (2015) miR-23a, miR-24 and miR-27a protect differentiating ESCs from BMP4 induced apoptosis. Cell Death and Differentiation 22(6):1047-57.
  3. Pezzella A., Barra M., Navarra A., Alfe' M., Manini P., Parisi S., Cassinese A., d'Ischia M. (2015) Stem Cell-Compatible Eumelanin Biointerface by Chemically-Controlled Solid State Polymerization. Materials Horizons 2:212-220.
  4. Battista M., Musto A., Navarra A., Minopoli G., Russo T. and Parisi S. (2013) miR-125b Regulates the Early Steps of ESC Differentiation through Dies1 in a TGF-Independent Manner. Int J Mol Sci., 14(7):13482-96.
  5. Parisi S., Battista M., Musto A., Navarra A., Tarantino C. and Russo T. (2012). A regulatory loop involving Dies1 and miR-125a controls BMP4 signaling in mouse embryonic stem cells. FASEB J. 10: 3957-68.