Marco Onorati

Portrait of Marco Onorati


Department of Biology

Marco Onorati is Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Pisa (Italy) and director of the Neural Stem Cell Lab. His research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular basis of how neural stem cells generate distinct types of neurons in the cerebral cortex, the region of the brain that is critical for cognition, perception and behavior. An important element of this research is the study of human pluripotent and neural stem cell models to investigate the mechanisms of neurodevelopment, regeneration and neurodegeneration.