Federico Grillo

Federico Grillo

Research Associate


I studied Biological Sciences at the University of Ferrara (BSc) and then moved to the University of Trieste (MSc) where I studied Neuroscience. During my masters I spent a year in Anna Menini's lab at SISSA studying the properties of the calcium activated chloride channel Bestrophin-2 ( I started my PhD in 2009 when I joined Vincenzo De Paola's lab at Imperial College London to study the effects of physiological ageing on axons and synaptic boutons using 2-photon in vivo imaging techniques ( I am currently a postdoc (since Jan 2014) in the Burrone lab. Here I am studying excitatory synapses in the mammalian brain looking at pre- and post-synaptic structure and function.


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Walker AS, Neves G, Grillo F, Jackson RE, Rigby M, O'Donnell C, Lowe AS, Vizcay-Barrena G, Fleck RA, Burrone J (2017) Distance-dependent gradient in NMDAR-driven spine calcium signals along tapering dendrites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114: E1986-E1995