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Maria Micci, PhD


Maria Micci

  • Associate Professor

    Mailing Address:
    301 University Blvd, Route 1102
    Galveston, TX 77555-0539

    Office: 3.202G Research Building 21
    Phone: 409.747.0714
    E-mail: mmicci@utmb.edu

  • Education
    1989: PhD Neuropharmacology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
    2012: PhD Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  • Research Interest
    Development of transcranial nano-pulsed laser therapy for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases.
    Regulation of adult brain neurogenesis following traumatic brain injury and in neurodegenerative disorders.
    Neural stem cells-derived exosomes.
    Mechanisms of resilience to Alzheimer's disease neuropathology.

  • Selected Publications
    Esenaliev R, Petrov I, Petrov Y, Guptarak J, Boone DR, Mocciaro E, Weisz H, Parsley MA, Sell SS, Hellmich H, Ford J, Pogue C, DeWitt D, Prough DS. Micci MA Nano-Pulsed Laser Therapy is Neuroprotective in a Rat Model of Blast-Induced Neurotrauma. Journal of Neurotrauma 2018 (In Press)
    Briley D, Ghirardi V, Woltjer R, Renck A, Zolochevska O, Taglialatela G, Micci MA. Preserved neurogenesis in non-demented individuals with AD neuropathology. Scientific Reports 2016 Jun 14;6:27812.
    Micci MA, Boone DR, Parsley MA, Wei J, Patrikeev I, Motamedi M, Hellmich HL. Development Of A Novel Imaging System For Cell Therapy In The Brain. Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 2015 Jul 21;6(1):131.
    Micci M.A., Learish RD, Li H, Abraham B, Pasricha PJ. Neural stem cells express RET, produce nitric oxide and can survive transplantation in the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterology 121:757-766, 2001.
    Micci MA, Patillo MT, Kahrig KM, Pasricha PJ. Caspase Inhibition Increases Survival of Neural Stem Cells in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 17:557-64, 2005.