Dr Damiano G. Barone


Neurological disability can be secondary to many conditions, including trauma, degenerative disease and cancer and imposes a significant health, economic and social burden. Nowadays rehabilitation medicine is the only therapy available to patients, although its main focus is optimising residual function rather than reversing neurological disability. Neural implants represent a very promising tool in restoring neurological functions, however their translational applications limited by the development of local foreign body reaction (FBR) of the surrounding tissue, compromising their long-term efficacy. During my PhD I am trying to establish the molecular mechanism of FBR and develop suitable therapeutic strategies.

Research Focus


Neural Interface

Foreign Body Reaction


Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Cell culture


No collaborators listed

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