Marco Pagani

Post Doc
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

About

Job Experience

2016-ongoing: Postdoctoral research fellow at the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto (TN) within a project aimed at mapping putative large scale brain network dysfunctions associated to autism-causing genetic mutations.

2013-2016: Doctoral researcher at the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto (TN). My research project focussed on the development and application of image processing tools to structural MRI data to map large scale gray-matter volumes and covariance networks in the mouse brain.

2010-2013: Junior researcher at the Coma Research Centre coordinated by the Neurology, Public Health and Disability Unit of the Neurological Institute Carlo Besta IRCCS Foundation, Milan (MI). My research focused on studying the disability of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious state and the quality of life of their caregivers.

2010: Research assistant at the Biosignal Analysis Centre of Experimental Neurology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan (MI). My research focused on bridging neuropsychological assessment and diffusion weighted imaging data in patients with multiple sclerosis.

 

Other Activities

2015-2016: Collaborator of the start-up R.A.W Ltd in a project aimed to provide neurosurgeons with 3d reconstruction of segmented MRI brain images for tumour surgery.

2013-2017: Collaborator as exam committee member in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at eCampus University in Novedrate (CO).

 

Academic Education

2013-2016: PhD in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Center for Mind and Brain Sciences, University of Trento (TN) with a scholarship awarded by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. 

2012-2013: MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan (MI), awarded with full marks.

2008-2009: MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths College - University of London (UK), achieved with distinction.

2004-2007: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan (MI), awarded with full marks.

Projects

2016-ongoing: Collaborator within the project "Neurobiological basis of connectivity alterations in autism" supported by SFARI Foundation.

2013-2016:  Phd scholarship “Investigating the mouse brain connectome with MRI” awarded by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

2010-2013: Collaborator within the project "Start-up Coma Research Center" supported by Regione Lombardia.

Selected Publications

Publications in Journals

  1. Pagani M, Bifone A, Gozzi A (2016). Networks of anatomical covariance in the mouse brain, NeuroImage, 129:55-63.
  2. Pagani M, Damiano M, Galbusera A, Tsaftaris SA, Gozzi A (2016). Semi-automated registration-based volumetric labelling, voxel based morphometry and cortical thickness mapping of the mouse brain, J Neurosci Meth, 267:62-73.
  3. Cutuli D, Pagani M, Caporali P, Galbusera A, Laricchiuta D, Foti F, Neri C, Spalletta G, Caltagirone C, Petrosini L, Gozzi A. (2016). Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognitive functions and neural substrates: a voxel-based morphometry study in aged mice, Front Aging Neurosci, 8:38.
  4. Lassi G, Priano L, Maggi S, Garcia-Garcia C, Balzani E, El-Assawy N, Pagani M, Tinarelli F, Giardino D, Mauro A, Peters J, Gozzi A, Grugni G, Tucci V. (2015). Deletion of the Snord116 Alters Sleep in Mice and Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Sleep 9: 637-44.
  5. Pagani M, Leonardi M, Covelli V, Giovannetti AM, Sattin D (2014). Risk factors for mortality in 600 patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states. J Neurol, 261:1144-52.
  6. Pagani M, Giovannetti AM, Covelli V, Sattin D, Leonardi M (2014). Caregiving for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states: perceived burden as a mediator in caregivers' expression of needs and symptoms of depression and anxiety. J Clin Psychol Med Settings, 21:214-22.
  7. Schiavolin S, Quintas R, Pagani M, Brock S, Acerbi F, Visintini S, Cusin A, Schiariti M, Broggi M, Ferroli P, Leonardi M (2014). Quality of Life, Disability, Well-Being, and Coping Strategies in Patients Undergoing Neurosurgical Procedures: Preoperative Results in an Italian Sample. ScientificWorldJournal, 2014:790387.
  8. Sattin D, Covelli V, Pagani M, Giovannetti AM, Raggi A, Meucci P, Cerniauskaite M, Quintas R, Schiavolin S, Leonardi M. (2014). Do diagnostic differences between vegetative state and minimally conscious state patients correspond to differences in functioning and disability profiles? Results from an observational multi-center study on patients with DOC. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med, 50:309-21.
  9. Raggi A, Covelli V, Pagani M, Meucci P, Martinuzzi A, Buffoni M, Russo E, Leonardi M (2014). Sociodemographic features and diagnoses as predictors of severe disability in a sample of adults applying for disability certification, Int J Rehabil Res, 37:180-6.
  10. Pagani M, Giovannetti AM, Covelli V, Sattin D, Raggi R, Leonardi M (2013). Physical and Mental Health, Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Caregivers of Patients in Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State, Clin Psychol Psychother, 21:420-6.
  11. Sattin D, Pagani M, Covelli V, Giovannetti AM, Leonardi M (2013). The Italian version of the Nociception Coma Scale, Int J Rehabil Res, 36:182-6.
  12. Leonardi M, Pagani M, Covelli V, Sattin D, Raggi, A (2013). Burnout in healthcare professionals working with patients with disorders of consciousness, Work, 45:349-56.
  13. Leonardi M, Sattin D, Giovannetti AM, Pagani M, Strazzer S, Villa F, Martinuzzi A, Buffoni M, Castelli E, Lispi ML, Trabacca A, Gennaro L & Raggi A. (2012) Functioning and disability of children and adolescents in a vegetative state and a minimally conscious state: identification of ICF-CY-relevant categories. Int J Rehabil Res, 35:352-9.
  14. Quintas R, Raggi A, Giovannetti AM, Pagani M, Sabariego C, Cieza A, Leonardi M. (2012). Psychosocial difficulties in people with epilepsy: A systematic review of literature from 2005 until 2010. Epilepsy Behav, 25:60-7.
  15. Giovannetti AM, Leonardi M, Pagani M, Sattin D, Raggi A (2012). Burden of caregivers of patients in Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State. Acta Neurol Scand, 127:10-8.
  16. Leonardi M, Giovannetti AM, Pagani M, Raggi A, Sattin D (2012). Burden and needs of 487 caregivers of patients in vegetative state and in minimally conscious state: Results from a national study. Brain Inj, 26:1201-10.
  17. Giovannetti A, Pagani M, Sattin, D, Covelli V, Raggi A, Strazzer S, Castelli E, Trabacca A, Martinuzzi A, Leonardi M (2012). Children in vegetative state and minimally conscious state: patients’ condition and caregivers’ burden. ScientificWorldJournal, 2012:232149.
  18. Alvarez AS, Pagani M, Meucci P (2011). The clinical application of the biopsychosocial model in mental health: A research critique. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 91:S173-80.
  19. Leonardi M, Raggi A, Pagani M, Carella F, Soliveri P, Albanese A, Romito L (2011). Relationships between disability, quality of life and prevalence of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism Relat Disord, 18:35-9.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Pagani M, Damiano M, Galbusera A, Tsaftaris SA, Gozzi A (2016). An automated pipeline for mouse brain morphometric MRI. 24th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Singapore (SGP).
  2. Pagani M, Bifone A, Gozzi A (2016). Gray matter networks of the mouse brain. 24th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Singapore (SGP).
  3. Bertero A, Pagani M, David G, Liska A, Galbusera A, Pasqualetti M, Gozzi A (2016). Default-mode network hypo-connectivity in a mouse model of human chromosome 16p11.2 micro-deletion. ISMRM, 24th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Singapore (SGP).
  4. Pesoli M, Cutuli D, Pagani M, Caporali P, Galbusera A, Laricchiuta D, Foti F, Neri C, Spalletta G, Caltagirone C, Petrosini L, Gozzi A (2016). Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognitive functions and neural substrates: a voxel-based morphometry study in aged mice. 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Copenhagen (DK)
  5. Pagani M, Bifone A, Gozzi A (2015). Networks of anatomical covariance of the mouse brain. 32nd Annual Meeting of the ESMRMB, Edinburgh (UK).
  6. Pagani M, Cutuli D, Liska A, Caporali P, Laricchiuta D, Foti F, Neri C, Petrosini L, Gozzi A (2015). Neural and cognitive substrates of omega-3 supplementation: a VBM study in aged mice. ISMRM Italian Chapter 2015 Meeting, Verona (ITA).
  7. Pagani M, Bifone A, Gozzi A (2015). Structural covariance networks in the mouse brain. Images of the Mind, Milano (ITA).
  8. Michetti C, Morini M, Caruso A, Sabbioni M, Pagani M, Gergely D, Blesa M, Gozzi A, Benfenati F,  Scattoni ML (2015). Behavioural and neuroanatomical characterisation of synapsin-II mouse. 65esimo Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisiologia, Genova (ITA).
  9. Pagani M, Cutuli D, Liska A, Caporali P, Laricchiuta D, Foti F, Neri C, Petrosini L, Gozzi A (2014). Neural and cognitive substrates of omega-3 supplementation: a VBM study in aged mice. 23rd Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Toronto (CA).

iit Publications

2017 Aberrant striatal anatomy and gray matter connectivity networks in mice lacking autism-associated gene CNTNAP2
2017 Adolescence is the starting point of sex-dichotomous COMT genetic effects
2017 Altered default mode network organization and functional connectivity in mice lacking autism-associated gene Shank3
2017 Altered prefrontal anatomy and functional connectivity in mice lacking autism- associated gene Shank3
2017 Evidence of altered pressure pain thresholds in persons with disorders of consciousness as measured by the Nociception Coma Scale–Italian version
2017 Gray matter covariance networks in the mouse brain
2017 Pharmacological Inhibition of ERK Pathway Rescues Morpho-Anatomical Aberrancies Associated with 16p11.2 Chromosomal Deletion
2017 The Knockout of Synapsin II in Mice Impairs Social Behavior and Functional Connectivity Generating an ASD-like Phenotype
2016 An automated pipeline for mouse brain morphometric MRI
2016 Default‐mode network hypoconnectivity in a mouse model of human chromosome 16p11.2 microdeletion
2016 Deletion of the Snor D116/S no RD116 alters sleep in mice and patients with Prader-Willi syndrome
2016 Directed information flow in fMRI connectivity networks
2016 Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognitive functions and neural substrates: a voxel-based morphometry study in aged mice
2016 Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognitive functions and neural substrates: A voxel-based morphometry study in aged mice
2016 Gray matter networks in the mouse brain
2016 Semi-automated registration-based anatomical labelling, voxel based morphometry and cortical thickness mapping of the mouse brain
2016 Structural covariance networks in the mouse brain
2015 Behavioural and neuroanatomical characterisation of synapsin-II mouse.
2015 Networks of anatomical covariance of the mouse brain
2015 Neural and cognitive substrates of omega-3 supplementation: a VBM study in aged mice.
2014 Caregiving for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states: Perceived burden as a mediator in caregivers' expression of needs and symptoms of depression and anxiety
2014 Do diagnostic differences between vegetative state and minimally conscious state patients correspond to differences in functioning and disability profiles? Results from an observational multi-center study on patients with DOC
2014 Physical and mental health, anxiety and depressive symptoms in caregivers of patients in vegetative state and minimally conscious state
2014 Quality of life, disability, well-being, and coping strategies in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures: Preoperative results in an Italian sample
2014 Risk factors for mortality in 600 patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states
2014 Sociodemographic features and diagnoses as predictors of severe disability in a sample of adults applying for disability certification
2013 Burden of caregivers of patients in Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State
2013 Burnout in healthcare professionals working with patients with disorders of consciousness
2013 The Italian version of the Nociception Coma Scale
2012 Burden and needs of 487 caregivers of patients in vegetative state and in minimally conscious state: Results from a national study
2012 Children in vegetative state and minimally conscious state: Patients' condition and caregivers' burden
2012 Functioning and disability of children and adolescents in a vegetative state and a minimally conscious state: Identification of ICF-CY-relevant categories
2012 Psychosocial difficulties in people with epilepsy: A systematic review of literature from 2005 until 2010
2012 Relationships between disability, quality of life and prevalence of nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease
2012 The clinical application of the biopsychosocial model in mental health: A research critique

Awards

2016: Magna cum laude for the poster “Pagani M, Bifone A, Gozzi A. Gray matter networks of the mouse brain.” at ISMRM in Singapore.

2016: Magna cum laude for the poster “Pagani M, Damiano M, Galbusera A, Tsaftaris SA, Gozzi A. An automated pipeline for mouse brain morphometric MRI.” at ISMRM in Singapore.