Prof.

MORSELLI Marco

Ricercatore a tempo determinato
Settore scientifico disciplinare
BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE (BIO/11)
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Date and place of birth: 07 September 1987; Parma, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Languages: Italian, English (U.S.)

e-mail: marco.morselli@unipr.it

 

 

 

Junior Assistant Professor (RTD-A)

Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

University of Parma

Parco Area delle Scienze, 23/a,

43124 Parma (PR), Italia

 

 

 

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3351-5791

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/3237853/marco-morselli/

Scopus Author Identifier: 55795632100

Web of Science ResearcherID: AAF-3182-2019

 

EDUCATION

 

 

June 2017

Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dissertation: “5-methylcytosine: from deposition to detection of the 5th base in mammalian genomes”

Advisors: Matteo Pellegrini; Steven E. Jacobsen

 

 

 

November 2011

Molecular Biotechnology - Master of Science
110/110 cum laude
University of Parma, Parma, Italia

Dissertation – Experimental Thesis (Sept. 2010 - Sept 2011)
DNA methylation in Tuber melanosporum: a symbiotic filamentous fungus with a genome rich in transposable elements
Advisors: Barbara Montanini; Simone Ottonello

 

 

 

October 2009

Biotechnology - Bachelor of Science
110/110 cum laude

Dissertation – Experimental Thesis (March 2009 - Sept. 2009)

Validation of genome-wide protein-protein interactions using yeast two-hybrid technology in the symbiotic ascomycetes Tuber melanosporum

Advisors: Barbara Montanini; Simone Ottonello

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

 

2021 - present: Junior Assistant Professor (RTD-A)

Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

University of Parma

 

 

 

2017 – 2021: Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology & Institute for Genomics and Proteomics

Development of methods to detect DNA methylation levels in biological fluids (blood, plasma, saliva, stool, CSF…) for disease prediction using Next Generation Sequencing and Oxford Nanopore Sequencing.

P.I: Matteo Pellegrini

 

Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences – The Collaboratory:

  ∙  Instructor: Workshop Introduction to Library Preparation for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

  ∙  Co-Instructor: Using NGS Analysis Tools; Intro to Unix

  ∙  NGS Experiment Design and Library Preparation - collaborative projects

Web: https://qcb.ucla.edu/collaboratory-2/workshops/w16-library-prep-for-ngs/

 

 

 

2012 – 2017: Graduate Student Researcher

Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Study of the molecular mechanisms between chromatin and DNA methylation.

Advisors: Steven E. Jacobsen; Matteo Pellegrini

 

 

 

Gennaio 2012 – Settembre 2012: Staff Research Associate

Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Improvement of the Reduced Representation Bisulfite Treatment technique for the detection of DNA methylation in large-scale projects.

Supervisori: Liudmilla Rubbi; Matteo Pellegrini

 

 

Finanziamenti ottenuti come responsabile di progetto

 

 

Ottobre 2020: Core CTSI Award (10’000$)

UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA, USA

A cell-free DNA solution to the ALS biomarker dilemma.

P.I.: Noah Zaitlen, PhD

Co-I: Marco Morselli, PhD

 

 

 

Gennaio 2017: Illumina UNGC Pilot Grant - Illumina, Inc.

Development of Epigenetic biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

P.I.: Marco Morselli

 

 

Scientific Publications (source: Scopus.com – June 2022)

Total number of peer-reviewed publications: 50

H-index: 14

Total number of citations: 1040

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale
Parco Area delle Scienze, 11/a
43124 PARMA