Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 0706754058

Location: Cagliari

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Morphological and Immunological Methodologies.

Analysis of Protein Expression in Animal Tissues.

TEM Ultrastructural Analysis.



Human Anatomy, School of Medicine (University of Cagliari)

TEM Methodologies in Biomedicine, School of Medicine (University of Cagliari)


Curriculum Vitae

1992: Degree in Biological Science, University of Cagliari.

1992: Research Fellow, Microcitemico Hospital Laboratories, University of Cagliari.

1995: Research fellow, Experimental Microbiology Department, University of Cagliari.

1996: Research Fellow, Experimental Biology Department, University of Cagliari.

1999: Research Fellow, Electron Microscopy Facility, Department of Cell Biology, Connecticut University, USA.

2001: PhD in Morphological Science, University of Cagliari.

2002: Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Cagliari.




Human breast milk cells are positive for the pioneer transcription factor ISL1

- Piras M. - Coni P. - Marco Piludu - Coni S. - Lachowicz J.I. - Jaremko M. - Faa G. - Cau F. - Scano A. - Orrù G. - Murru R. - Pichiri G.
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences

Exploring cell surface markers and cell-cell interactions of human breast milk stem cells

- Coni P. - Piras M. - Marco Piludu - Lachowicz J.I. - Matteddu A. - Coni S. - Reali A. - Fanos V. - Jaremko M. - Faa G. - Pichiri G.
Journal of Public Health Research

Cell starvation increases uptake of extracellular Thymosin β4 and its complexes with calcium

- Marco Piludu - Pichiri G. - Coni P. - Piras M. - Congiu T. - Faa G. - Lachowicz J.I.
International Immunopharmacology

CD44 is highly expressed in stem/progenitor cells originating the intervertebral discs in the human notochord

- Piras M. - Fanni D. - Congiu T. - Cau F. - Marco Piludu - Coni S. - Coni P. - Pichiri G. - Orgerie J. - Scano A. - Orrù G. - Gerosa C. - Faa G.
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

Toward the renal vesicle: Ultrastructural investigation of the cap mesenchyme splitting process in the developing kidney

- Piras M. - Gerosa C. - Congiu T. - Cau F. - Fanni D. - Pichiri G. - Coni P. - Lachowicz J.I. - Schirru E. - Congia M. - Rossino R. - Muntoni S. - Jaremko M. - Marco Piludu
Journal of Public Health Research

Expression of L1 Cell Adhesion Molecule (L1CAM) in extracellular vesicles in the human spinal cord during development

- Cau F. - Fanni D. - Manchia M. - Gerosa C. - Piras M. - Murru R. - Paribello P. - Congiu T. - Coni P. - Pichiri G. - Marco Piludu - Van Eyken P. - Gibo Y. - La Nasa G. - Orrù G. - Scano A. - Coghe F. - Saba L. - Castagnola M. - Faa G.
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences

Thymosin β4 Is an Endogenous Iron Chelator and Molecular Switcher of Ferroptosis

- Lachowicz J.I. - Pichiri G. - Marco Piludu - Fais S. - Orrù G. - Congiu T. - Piras M. - Faa G. - Fanni D. - Torre G.D. - Lopez X. - Chandra K. - Szczepski K. - Jaremko L. - Ghosh M. - Emwas A.H. - Castagnola M. - Jaremko M. - Hannappel E. - Coni P.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Zinc as a drug for wilson’s disease, non-alcoholic liver disease and covid-19-related liver injury

- Coni P. - Pichiri G. - Lachowicz J.I. - Ravarino A. - Ledda F. - Fanni D. - Gerosa C. - Piras M. - Coghe F. - Gibo Y. - Cau F. - Castagnola M. - Eyken P.V. - Saba L. - Marco Piludu - Faa G.

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