20,000+ Scientists & Academics
4,000+ Scientific disciplines
20,000+ Projects posted
Trusted by 3,200+ businesses
Why Kolabtree
Getting started is quick and easy. No upfront fees
It’s free to request a service and invite bids from experts
Discuss the project scope and fee and hire the expert who best meets your requirements
Collaborate with the expert directly to get your work done the right way
Fund project when you hire the expert, but release the funds only once work is done
Want to hire this expert for a project? Request a quote for free.
Profile Details
Contact
★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆
Hire Dr. Mauro Fa
United States
Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Services
Work Experience

non Tenure Track Research Faculty

Columbia University

July 2009 - January 2015

Visiting Professor

University of Catania

May 2011 - June 2011

PostDoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University

July 2004 - June 2009

Junior Investigator

Neuroscience sc.arl

September 1998 - September 2000

Junior Researcher

University of Cagliari

April 1996 - April 1998

Education

PhD Neuroscience

Universita' di Cagliari

October 2000 - February 2004

M.Sc (Biological Sciences)

Universita di Cagliari

October 1988 - July 1993

Certifications
  • Certification details not provided.
Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Daniela Puzzo, Elentina K. Argyrousi, Agnieszka Staniszewski, Hong Zhang, Elisa Calcagno, Elisa Zuccarello, Erica Acquarone, Mauro Fà, Domenica Donatella Li Puma, Claudio Grassi, et al.(2020). Tau is not necessary for amyloid-beta-induced synaptic and memory impairments . Journal of Clinical Investigation. American Society for Clinical Investigation
Fá, M., Puzzo, D., Piacentini, R., Staniszewski, A., Zhang, H., Baltrons, M. A., Li Puma, D. D., Chatterjee, I., Li, J., Saeed, F., et al.(2016). Extracellular Tau Oligomers Produce An Immediate Impairment of LTP and Memory . Sci Rep. 6. p. 19393.
Fà, M., Zhang, H., Staniszewski, A., Saeed, F., Shen, L. W., Schiefer, I. T., Siklos, M. I., Tapadar, S., Litosh, V. A., Libien, J., et al.(2015). Novel Selective Calpain 1 Inhibitors as Potential Therapeutics in Alzheimer's Disease . J Alzheimers Dis. 49. (3). p. 707-21.
Jean, Y. Y., Baleriola, J., Fà, M., Hengst, U., Troy, C. M.(2015). Stereotaxic Infusion of Oligomeric Amyloid-beta into the Mouse Hippocampus . J Vis Exp. (100). p. e52805.
Teich, AndrewF, Nicholls, RussellE, Puzzo, Daniela, Fiorito, Jole, Purgatorio, Rosa, Fa’, Mauro, Arancio, Ottavio(2015). Synaptic Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease: A CREB-centric Approach . Neurotherapeutics. 12. (1). p. 29-41.
Izzo, N. J., Staniszewski, A., To, L., Fa, M., Teich, A. F., Saeed, F., Wostein, H., Walko, T., Vaswani, A., Wardius, M., et al.(2014). Alzheimer's therapeutics targeting amyloid beta 1-42 oligomers I: Abeta 42 oligomer binding to specific neuronal receptors is displaced by drug candidates that improve cognitive deficits . PLoS One. 9. p. e111898.
Izzo, N.J., Staniszewski, A., To, L., Fa, M., Teich, A.F., Saeed, F., Wostein, H., Walko, T., Vaswani, A., Wardius, M., et al.(2014). Alzheimer's therapeutics targeting amyloid beta 1-42 oligomers I: Abeta 42 oligomer binding to specific neuronal receptors is displaced by drug candidates that improve cognitive deficits . PLoS ONE. 9. (11).
Fa, M., Staniszewski, A., Saeed, F., Francis, Y.I., Arancio, O.(2014). Dynamin 1 is required for memory formation . PLoS ONE. 9. (3).
Schiefer, I.T., Tapadar, S., Litosh, V., Siklos, M., Scism, R., Wijewickrama, G.T., Chandrasena, E.P., Sinha, V., Tavassoli, E., Brunsteiner, M., et al.(2013). Design, synthesis, and optimization of novel epoxide incorporating peptidomimetics as selective calpain inhibitors . Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 56. (15). p. 6054-6068.
Qin, Z., Luo, J., Vandevrede, L., Tavassoli, E., Fa, M., Teich, A.F., Arancio, O., Thatcher, G.R.J.(2012). Design and synthesis of neuroprotective methylthiazoles and modification as NO-chimeras for neurodegenerative therapy . Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 55. (15). p. 6784-6801.
Schiefer, I.T., Vandevrede, L., Fa', M., Arancio, O., Thatcher, G.R.J.(2012). Furoxans (1,2,5-Oxadiazole- N -oxides) as novel no mimetic neuroprotective and procognitive agents . Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 55. (7). p. 3076-3087.
Puzzo, D., Privitera, L., Fa', M., Staniszewski, A., Hashimoto, G., Aziz, F., Sakurai, M., Ribe, E.M., Troy, C.M., Mercken, M., et al.(2011). Endogenous amyloid-β is necessary for hippocampal synaptic plasticity and memory . Annals of Neurology. 69. (5). p. 819-830.
Fa, M., Orozco, I.J., Francis, Y.I., Saeed, F., Gong, Y., Arancio, O.(2010). Preparation of oligomeric β-amyloid1-42 and induction of synaptic plasticity impairment on hippocampal slices . Journal of Visualized Experiments. (41).
Tamayev, R., Matsuda, S., Fà, M., Arancio, O., D'Adamio, L.(2010). Danish dementia mice suggest that loss of function and not the amyloid cascade causes synaptic plasticity and memory deficits . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107. (48). p. 20822-20827.
Fa, M., Orozco, I.J., Francis, Y.I., Saeed, F., Gong, Y., Arancio, O.(2010). Preparation of oligomeric beta-amyloid 1-42 and induction of synaptic plasticity impairment on hippocampal slices . Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (41).
Bortolato, M., Frau, R., Orrù, M., Fà, M., Dessì, C., Puligheddu, M., Barberini, L., Pillolla, G., Polizzi, L., Santoni, F., et al.(2010). GABAB receptor activation exacerbates spontaneous spike-and-wave discharges in DBA/2J mice . Seizure. 19. (4). p. 226-231.
Francis, Y.I., Fà, M., Ashraf, H., Zhang, H., Staniszewski, A., Latchman, D.S., Arancio, O.(2009). Dysregulation of histone acetylation in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease . Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 18. (1). p. 131-139.
Puzzo, D., Privitera, L., Leznik, E., Fà, M., Staniszewski, A., Palmeri, A., Arancio, O.(2008). Picomolar amyloid-β positively modulates synaptic plasticity and memory in hippocampus . Journal of Neuroscience. 28. (53). p. 14537-14545.
Trinchese, F., Fa', M., Liu, S., Zhang, H., Hidalgo, A., Schmidt, S.D., Yamaguchi, H., Yoshii, N., Mathews, P.M., Nixon, R.A., et al.(2008). Inhibition of calpains improves memory and synaptic transmission in a mouse model of Alzheimer disease . Journal of Clinical Investigation. 118. (8). p. 2796-2807.
Frau, R., Orrù, M., Fà, M., Casti, A., Manunta, M., Fais, N., Mereu, G., Gessa, G., Bortolato, M.(2007). Effects of topiramate on the prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle in rats . Neuropsychopharmacology. 32. (2). p. 320-331.
Marrosu, F., Bortolato, M., Frau, R., Orrù, M., Puligheddu, M., Fà, M., Muroni, A., Tuveri, A., Mereu, G.(2007). Levetiracetam attenuates spontaneous spike-and-wave discharges in DBA/2J mice . Epilepsy Research. 75. (2-3). p. 224-227.
Liu, S., Fa, M., Ninan, I., Trinchese, F., Dauer, W., Arancio, O.(2007). α-Synuclein involvement in hippocampal synaptic plasticity: Role of NO, cGMP, cGK and CaMKII . European Journal of Neuroscience. 25. (12). p. 3583-3596.
Bortolato, M., Frau, R., Orrù, M., Piras, A.P., Fà, M., Tuveri, A., Puligheddu, M., Gessa, G.L., Castelli, M.P., Mereu, G., et al.(2007). Activation of GABAB receptors reverses spontaneous gating deficits in juvenile DBA/2J mice . Psychopharmacology. 194. (3). p. 361-369.
Bortolato, M., Frau, R., Orrù, M., Casti, A., Aru, G.N., Fà, M., Manunta, M., Usai, A., Mereu, G., Gessa, G.L.(2006). Prenatal exposure to a cannabinoid receptor agonist does not affect sensorimotor gating in rats . European Journal of Pharmacology. 531. (1-3). p. 166-170.
Marrosu, F., Santoni, F., Fà, M., Puligheddu, M., Barberini, L., Genugu, F., Frau, R., Manunta, M., Mereu, G.(2006). Beta and gamma range EEG power-spectrum correlation with spiking discharges in DBA/2J mice absence model: Role of GABAB receptors . Epilepsia. 47. (3). p. 489-494.
Fa, M., Diana, A., Carta, G., Cordeddu, L., Melis, M.P., Murru, E., Sogos, V., Banni, S.(2005). Incorporation and metabolism of c9,t11 and t10,c12 conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers in rat brain . Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. 1736. (1). p. 61-66.
Devoto, P., Flore, G., Saba, P., Fà, M., Gessa, G.L.(2005). Stimulation of the locus coeruleus elicits noradrenaline and dopamine release in the medial prefrontal and parietal cortex . Journal of Neurochemistry. 92. (2). p. 368-374.
Zhang, H., Gong, B., Liu, S., Fa', M., Ninan, I., Staniszewski, A., Arancio, O.(2005). Synaptic fatigue is more pronounced in the APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease . Current Alzheimer Research. 2. (2). p. 137-140.
Bortolato, M., Aru, G.N., Fà, M., Frau, R., Orrù, M., Salis, P., Casti, A., Luckey, G.C., Mereu, G., Gessa, G.L.(2005). Activation of D1, but not D2 receptors potentiates dizocilpine-mediated disruption of prepulse inhibition of the startle . Neuropsychopharmacology. 30. (3). p. 561-574.
Bortolato, M., Aru, G.N., Frau, R., Orrù, M., Fà, M., Manunta, M., Puddu, M., Mereu, G., Gessa, G.L.(2005). Kappa opioid receptor activation disrupts prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle in rats . Biological Psychiatry. 57. (12). p. 1550-1558.
Fà, M., Dessì, C., Carta, G., Salis, P., Barberini, L., Marrosu, F., Bourov, Y., Gessa, G.L., Mereu, G.(2003). DBA/2J mice as experimental model for petit mal epilepsy: Role of GABAb - GHB neurotrasmission | I topi DBA/2J come modello sperimentale di epilessia di tipo piccolo male: Ruolo della transmissione GABAb - GHB . Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia. (121-122). p. 85-87.
Santoni, F., Mereu, G.P., Fà, M., Carta, G., Meloni, A., Ghiglieri, V., Genugu, F., Puligheddu, M., Barberini, L., Marrosu, F.(2003). EEG variations following GABAB agonist and antagonist treatment in DBA/2J mice | Modificazione del segnale EEG nei topi DBA/2J dopo trattamento agonistico e antagonistico dei recettori GABAB . Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia. (121-122). p. 317-319.
Mereu, G., Fà, M., Ferraro, L., Cagiano, R., Antonelli, T., Tattoli, M., Ghiglieri, V., Tanganelli, S., Gessa, G.L., Cuomo, V.(2003). Prenatal exposure to a cannabinoid agonist produces memory deficits linked to dysfunction in hippocampal long-term potentiation and glutamate release . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100. (8). p. 4915-4920.
Dessì, C., Fà, M., Carta, G., Salis, P., Puligheddu, M., Genugu, F., Marrosu, F., Bourov, Y., Gessa, G.L., Mereu, G.(2003). DBA/2J mice as experimental model for petit mal epilepsy: Experimental evidences | Itopi DBA/2J come modello sperimentale di epilessia di tipo piccolo male: Evidenze sperimentali . Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia. (121-122). p. 309-311.
Fà, M., Dessì, C., Carta, G., Salis, P., Puligheddu, M., Genugu, F., Marrosu, F., Bourov, Y., Gessa, G.L., Mereu, G.(2003). DBA/2J mice as experimental model for petit mal epilepsy: Pharmacological validation | Itopi DBA/2J come modello sperimentale di epilessia di tipo piccolo male: Validazione farmacologica . Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia. (121-122). p. 313-315.
Fà, M., Mereu, G., Ghiglieri, V., Meloni, A., Salis, P., Gessa, G.L.(2003). Electrophysiological and pharmacological characteristics of nigral dopaminergic neurons in the conscious, head-restrained rat . Synapse. 48. (1). p. 1-9.
Vaccari, A., Ruiu, S., Saba, P., Fà, M., Cagiano, R., Coluccia, A., Mereu, G., Steardo, L., Tattoli, M., Trabace, L., et al.(2001). Prenatal low-level exposure to CO alters postnatal development of hippocampal nitric oxide synthase and haem-oxygenase activities in rats . International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 4. (3). p. 219-222.
Mereu, G., Cammalleri, M., Fa, M., Francesconi, W., Saba, P., Tattoli, M., Trabace, L., Vaccari, A., Cuomo, V.(2000). Prenatal exposure to a low concentration of carbon monoxide disrupts hippocampal long-term potentiation in rat offspring . Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 294. (2). p. 728-734.
Fà, M., Carcangiu, G., Passino, N., Ghiglieri, V., Gessa, G.L., Mereu, G.(2000). Cigarette smoke inhalation stimulates dopaminergic neurons in rats . NeuroReport. 11. (16). p. 3637-3639.
Colombo, G., Agabio, R., Diaz, G., Fà, M., Lobina, C., Reali, R., Gessa, G.L.(1998). γ-hydroxybutyric acid intake in ethanol-preferring sP and - nonpreferring sNP rats . Physiology and Behavior. 64. (2). p. 197-202.
Colombo, G., Agabio, R., Fà, M., Guano, L., Lobina, C., Loche, A., Reali, R., Gessa, G.L.(1998). Reduction of voluntary ethanol intake in ethanol-preferring sP rats by the cannabinoid antagonist SR-141716 . Alcohol and Alcoholism. 33. (2). p. 126-130.
Lobina, C., Agabio, R., Diaz, G., Fa, M., Fadda, F., Gessa, G.L., Reali, R., Colombo, G.(1997). Constant absolute ethanol intake by Sardinian alcohol preferring rats independent of ethanol concentrations . Alcohol and Alcoholism. 32. (1). p. 19-22.
Colombo, G., Agabio, R., Diaz, G., Fà, M., Lobina, C., Reali, R., Gessa, G.L.(1997). Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats prefer chocolate and sucrose over ethanol . Alcohol. 14. (6). p. 611-615.
Marrosu, F., Portas, C., Mascia, M.S., Casu, M.A., Fà, M., Giagheddu, M., Imperato, A., Gessa, G.L.(1995). Microdialysis measurement of cortical and hippocampal acetylcholine release during sleep-wake cycle in freely moving cats . Brain Research. 671. (2). p. 329-332.