American Journal of Biomedical Engineering

American Journal of Biomedical Engineering provides a forum for the publication of the latest developments in biomedical engineering, and reflects the essential multidisciplinary nature of the subject. The journal publishes in-depth critical reviews, scientific papers and technical notes.

Silvia Panseri

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Biomedical Engineering

Research Scientist, National Research Council and Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy

Research Areas

Tissue enginerring and nanomedicine


2005-2009PhD in BiologyUniversity of Milano-Bicocca. Development of the project entitled “Central and peripheral nervous system regeneration via nano-structured scaffolds” in the Prof. Angelo Vescovi’s group, Tutor Dr Barbara Costa
2005M.Sc in BiologyUniversity of Milano-Bicocca with a thesis entitled “Evaluation of paraquat effects during Xenopus laevis primary myogenesis” in the Prof. Marina Camatina’s group


2009 - presentISTEC-National Research Council and Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy
2011Visiting Scholar (Marco Polo Fellowship) at Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cellular Engineering Laboratory. New York (USA)

Academic Achievement

SIBS award (16 ed.): Best PhD Thesis of 2009 in Biological Field – 83° National Congress of Italian Society of Sperimental Biology – October 21-23, 2010 Genova (Italy).
Marco Polo Fellowship: Marco Polo Programme 2010 for young Italian Research to research periods abroad. University of Bologna (Italy).
“2011 Materials Today cover competition”

Publications: Journals

[1]  Panseri S, Russo A, Giavaresi G, Sartori M, Veronesi F, Fini M, Salter DM, Ortolani A, Strazzari A, Visani A, Dionigi C, Bock N, Sandri M, Tampieri A, Marcacci M. Innovative magnetic scaffolds for orthopedic tissue engineering. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2012 Apr 12. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34167.
[2]  Braic V, Balaceanu M, Braic M, Vladescu A, Panseri S, Russo A. Characterization of multi-principal-element (TiZrNbHfTa)N and (TiZrNbHfTa)C coatings for biomedical applications. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical Materials 2012, 10: 197-205.
[3]  Tampieri A., D’Alessandro T., Sandri M., Landi E., Bertinetti L., Panseri S., Bañobre-López M., Rivas J. Intrinsic magnetism and hyperthermia in bioactive Fe-doped hydroxyapatite. Acta Biomaterialia 2012 Feb;8(2):843-51.
[4]  Panseri S., Russo A., Cunha C., Bondi A., Di Martino A., Patella S., Kon E. Osteochondral Current Surgical Treatments and Innovative Perspective in Tissue Engineering Approaches. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy Journal, 2011 Sep 11 (Doi 10.1007/s00167-011-1655-1).
[5]  Panseri S., Cunha C., D’Alessandro T., Sandri M., Russo A., Giavaresi G., Marcacci M., Hung C.T., Tampieri A. Magnetic Hydroxyapatite Bone Substitutes to Enhance Tissue Regeneration: Evaluation in vitro using Osteoblast-like Cells and in vivo in a Bone Defect. Under review PLoS ONE
[6]  Incerti Parenti S., Panseri S., Gracco A., Sandri M., Tampieri A., Alessandri Bonetti G. Effect of low-level laser irradiation on osteoblast-like cells cultured on porous hydroxyapatite scaffolds. Under Review Journal of Biomaterials Applications
[7]  Cunha C., Panseri S., Villa O., Silva D., Gelain F. 3D culture of adult mouse neural stem cells within different functionalized self-assembling peptide scaffolds. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2011, 6: 1–13.
[8]  Gelain F., Panseri S., Antonini S., Cunha C., Donega M., Lowery J., Taraballi F., Cerri G., Montagna M., Baldissera F., Vescovi A. Transplantation of Nanostructured Composite Scaffolds Results in the Regeneration of Chronically Injured Spinal Cords. ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (1): 227–236.
[9]  Cunha C.*, Panseri S.*, Antonini S. Emerging nanotechnology approaches in tissue engineering for peripheral nerve regeneration. Nanomedicine: NBM, 2011, 7 (1): 50-59.
[10]  Sprio S., Ruffini A., Valentini F., D’Alessandro T., Sandri M., Panseri S., Tampieri A. Biomimesis and biomorphic transformations in regenerative medicine. Journal Biotechnology 2010 Dec 20;156(4):347-55.
[11]  Panseri S., Cunha C., Lowery L.L., Del Carro U., Taraballi F., Amadio S., Vescovi A.V., Gelain F. “Electrospun micro- and nanofiber tubes for functional nervous regeneration in sciatic nerve transections”. BMC Biotechnol. 2008 Apr 11;8:39.
[12]  Mantecca P., Panseri S., Bacchetta R., Vismara C., Vailati G., Camatini M. “Histopathological effects induced by paraquat during Xenopus Laevis primary myogenesis”. Tissue Cell. 2006 Jun; 38(3): 209-17.
[13]  Tampieri A, Minardi S, D'Alessandro T, Panseri S, Sprio S. Biomateriali per la rigenerazione e la funzione endocrina dell’osso. Endocrinologo, Maggio 2012 (ISSN (printed): 1590-170X. ISSN (electronic): 1720-8351).
[14]  Cunha C, Panseri S, Villa O, Silva D, Gelain F. Coltura tridimensionale di cellule staminali neurali su scaffold costituiti da peptidi autoassemblanti. Laboratorio 2000, Aprile 2012. (ISSN 1120-8376).

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Lowery J., Panseri S., Cunha C., Gelain F. Title: Electrospinning for Tissue Engineering Applications. In “Electrospun Nanofibers Research: Recent Developments”. Ed. A.K. Haghi NOVA Publishers 2009 (ISBN-978-1-60741-834-4).
[2]  Panseri S., Valentini F., D’Alessandro T., Cunha C. Title: Emerging nanomedicine approaches for osteochondral tissue regeneration. In “Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery and Therapeutics”. Ed. Wiley-Scrivener. In press.
[3]  Cunha C, Panseri S, Gelain F. Engineering of a 3D nanostructured scaffold made of functionalized self-assembling peptides and encapsulated neural stem cells. In “Nanotechnologies in Stem Cell. Methods in Molecular Biology”. Ed. K Turksen. Springer. In press.