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Marina Boido

Assistant Professor RTD of Human Anatomy


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Born in Turin on 06.09.1980. Italian.

2005. Doctor in Biology, University of Turin.

2011. PhD in Biomedical Science and Human Oncology: Functional genomics applied to translational research, University of Turin.

2011. Postdoc at the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, University of Turin.

2012. Assistant Professor in tenure track (BIO/16) at the Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, University of Turin.

Scholarships :
Fondi Compagnia di San Paolo (2006-2007);

Associazione Girotondo Onlus (PhD student at the University of Turin, 2007-2011).

Guest referee for international scientific journals:

Curr. Neuropharmacol.; Eur. J. Neurosci; Int. J. Dev. Neurosci.; Cytotherapy; Stem Cells Transl. Med.; Stem Cell Res. Ther.; J. Neurosci. Res.

Scientific Societies:

Società Italiana di Neuroscienze (S.I.N.S.); Federation of European Neuroscience Society (F.E.N.S.); Society for Neuroscience (USA); Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Neuromorfologia (G.I.S.N.); Societa’ Italiana di Anatomia E Istologia (S.I.A.I.); Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differenziamento (A.B.C.D.).

Membership in research networks:

Neuroscience Institute Turin (NIT).

Curriculum Vitae


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Pharmacological c-Jun NH(2)-Terminal Kinase (JNK) Pathway Inhibition Reduces Severity of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Disease in Mice

Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience , September 2018
R Schellino, M Boido, T Borsello, A Vercelli

24 October 2018

Increasing Agrin Function Antagonizes Muscle Atrophy and Motor Impairment in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience , 20 January 2018
M Boido, E De Amicis, V Valsecchi, M Trevisan, U Ala, M A Ruegg, S Hettwer, A Vercelli
Free PMC article

22 February 2018

Inhibition of autophagy delays motoneuron degeneration and extends lifespan in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy

Cell Death & Disease , 20 December 2017
A Piras, L Schiaffino, M Boido, V Valsecchi, M Guglielmotto, E De Amicis, J Puyal, A Garcera, E Tamagno, RM Soler & A Vercelli
open article

21 December 2017

Functional integration of complex miRNA networks in central and peripheral lesion and axonal regeneration

Progress in Neurobiology , November 2017
Ghibaudi M, Boido M, Vercelli A
Free download until December

6 November 2017

SINS National Congress, Ischia (Naples) October 1-4, 2017

There was so much NICO at the XVII National Congress of the Italian Society of Neurosciences in Ischia. Here some good news from our researchers.

4 October 2017