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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 070 6755068

Location: Cagliari

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Mass transport and metabolism in cell, tissue & organ systems; Mathematical modeling & analysis of dynamic and distributed system; Systems Integrated Physiology; Exercise metabolism and biochemistry; Mitochondrial bioenergetics;


Fundamentals of biochemical engineering Chemical reaction engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Nicola Lai received the Laurea degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy) in 1998 and his PhD degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2002. After he worked as a researcher at the research center CRS4, he continues his postdoctoral research at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Case Western Reserve University where he became research assistant professor in 2009. In 2015, he worked as an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Old Dominion Univeristy. He is associate professor at the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Material Engineering of the University of Cagliari. His research was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is author or co-author of more than 40 publications on specialized journals.


2007: Duane F. Bruley Award, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT). 2011: Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH-NIAMS



Transcriptional programming of translation by BCL6 controls skeletal muscle proteostasis

- Ramachandran K. - Futtner C.R. - Sommars M.A. - Quattrocelli M. - Omura Y. - Fruzyna E. - Wang J.C. - Waldeck N.J. - Senagolage M.D. - Telles C.G. - Demonbreun A.R. - Prendergast E. - Nicola Lai - Arango D. - Bederman I.R. - McNally E.M. - Barish G.D.
Nature Metabolism

Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields (nsPEFs) Modulate Electron Transport in the Plasma Membrane and the Mitochondria

- Asadipour K. - Hani M.B. - Potter L. - Ruedlinger B.L. - Nicola Lai - Beebe S.J.

Nanoparticles from Microalgae and Their Biomedical Applications

- Sidorowicz A. - Fais G. - Casula M. - Borselli M. - Giannaccare G. - Antonio Locci - Nicola Lai - Roberto Orrù - Giacomo Cao - Alessandro Concas
Marine Drugs

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