Mauro Dalla Serra

Researcher

Born in 1962, married with two sons (1994 and 2002). 1990: Degree in Physics at the Univ. of Trento; 1998-1999: Post-Doc position as Assistant Scientist Researcher at the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (Supervisor Hagan Bayley); Qualified as Full University Professor at the National Scientific Qualification 2012 in Applied Physics (sector 02/B3) and in General Biochemistry & Clinical Biochemistry (sector 05/E1).

orcid://0000-0003-1048-2739,

Contact:

- Email mauro.dallaserra@cnr.it
- Phone +39-0461-314156
- Site Trento

Research interests:

- Host-Pathogen Interaction (Principal investigator)

- Bio-hybrid interfaces to study neuromorphic functionalities

Further collaborations:

- Graziano Guella, UniTN, Trento
- Cecilia Pederzolli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
- Claudio Moser, Fondazione Edmund Mach, S. Michele all’Adige (TN)
- Luigi Bubacco, Uni Padova, Padova
- Gregor Anderluh, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Robert Gilbert, Uni Oxford, Oxford (UK)

Financial support:

- Approccio multidisciplinare per l'analisi strutturale del recettore degli androgeni nelle malattie del motoneurone e nel cancro alla prostata, Fondazione Caritro.
- Between Atom and Cell: Integrating Molecular Biophysics Approaches for Biology and Healthcare (MOBIEU), CA15126, Cost Action.

Key publications:

Metkar SS, Marchioretto M., Antonini V., et al (2015) Perforin oligomers form arcs in cellular membranes: a locus for intracellular delivery of granzymes. Cell Death Differ 22:74–85. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2014.110

Podobnik M, Marchioretto M, Zanetti M, et al (2015) Plasticity of Listeriolysin O Pores and its Regulation by pH and Unique Histidine. Scientific Reports 5:1–10. doi: 10.1038/srep09623

Praper T, Sonnen AF-P, Viero G, et al (2011) Human perforin employs different avenues to damage membranes. J Biol Chem 286:2946–2955. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.169417

Rojko N, Dalla Serra M, Macek P, Anderluh G (2016) Pore Formation by Actinoporins, Cytolysins from Sea Anemones. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes 1858:446–456. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.09.007

Tosatto L, Andrighetti AO, Plotegher N, et al (2012) Alpha-synuclein pore forming activity upon membrane association. BBA - Biomembranes 1818:2876–83. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2012.07.007

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