Marina Ciullo Team leader of Genetics of Complex Traits Laboratory at IGB-CNR since 2007. Staff Scientist at the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics”A. Buzzati-Traverso” – CNR (National Research Council) since 2006. Coordinator of CNR project “Multidisciplinary approach to identify molecular network for complex traits” within the Bioinformatics Program since 2007. Mentor for 1 undergraduate student and 4 Ph.D. students, Co-organiser of the 4th International Meeting on Genetics of Complex Diseases and Isolated Populations, Trieste (2009) and of Graziella Persico Lecture and Travel award since 2007. Reviewer for a number of scientific journals (e.g., Circulation, Gene and Plos One).
Relevant peer-reviewed publications:  
  1. Choi SH*, Ruggiero D*, Sorice R*, …, Visvikis-Siest S, Seshadri S**, Ciullo M**. Six Novel Loci Associated with Circulating VEGF Levels Identified by a Meta-analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies. PLoS Genet. 2016 Feb 24;12(2):e1005874.
  2. Köttgen, E. Albrecht, A. Teumer, V. Vitart, J. Krumsiek, C. Hundertmark, G. Pistis, D. Ruggiero, C.M O’Seaghdha, T. Haller et al (including M. Ciullo as co-last author) Genome-Wide Association Analyses Identify 18 New Loci Associated With Serum Urate. Nat Genet. 2013 Feb;45(2):145-54. doi: 10.1038/ng.2500. Epub 2012 Dec 23
  3. van der Harst, W. Zhang, I. V Mateo Leach, J. Sehmi, N. Verweij, D. S Paul, A. Rendon, H. Allayee, X. Li, A. Radhakrishnan, S.-T. Tan, C. A Albers, A. Al-Hussani, F.W Asselbergs, M. Ciullo et al. 75 genetic loci influencing the human red blood cell. Nature. 2012 Dec 20;492(7429):369-75. doi: 10.1038/nature11677. Epub 2012 Dec 5.
  4. Siervo M.; Ruggiero D.; Sorice R.; Nutile T.; Aversano M.; Iafusco M.; Vetrano F.; Wells J.C.; Stephan B.C.; Ciullo M. Body mass index is directly associated with biomarkers of angiogenesis and inflammation in children and adolescents. Nutrition. 2012 Mar;28(3):262-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2011.06.007. Epub 2011 Nov 23.
  5. Ruggiero D., Dalmasso C., Nutile T., Sorice R., Dionisi L., Aversano M., Bröet P., Leutenegger A-L, Bourgain C., Ciullo M. Genetics of VEGF Serum Variation in Human Isolated Populations of Cilento: Importance of VEGF Polymorphisms PLoS ONE 2011 6(2): e16982.
  6. Siervo M, Ruggiero D, Sorice R, Nutile T, Aversano M, Stephan BC, Ciullo M. Angiogenesis and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk in adults with metabolic syndrome. J Intern Med. 2010 Oct;268(4):338-47.
*equal contribution **equal last authors