Paola Parlanti

Laboratory Associate
Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)
800 22nd Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Neuroscience; electron microscopy

Paola Parlanti, MD, PhD joined GW in 2018 as a lab associate at GWNIC. Paola's area of focus is in the characterization of biological samples using electron microscopy, especially the analysis of models for neurodegenerative disorders. Since 2012, Paola has worked on the development of new correlative imaging approaches (X-ray Micro-CT/electron microscopy and CLEM) and on the optimization of sample preparation protocols for correlative analysis. Additionally, Paola has experience in the analysis of biological samples treated with nanostructured materials, useful for drug delivery.


  • PhD (Molecular Biophysics), Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy
  • MD (Biology Applied to Biomedicine), University of Pisa, Italy
  • BS (Molecular Biology), University of Pisa, Italy



Size and specimen-dependent strategy for x-ray micro-ct and tem correlative analysis of nervous system samples. Parlanti P, Cappello V, Brun F, Tromba G, Rigolio R, Tonazzini I, Cecchini M, Piazza V, Gemmi M. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 6;7(1):2858. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02998-1.

Cerium oxide nanoparticles: the regenerative redox machine in bioenergetic imbalance. Pezzini I, Marino A, Del Turco S, Nesti C, Doccini S, Cappello V, Gemmi M, Parlanti P, Santorelli FM, Mattoli V, Ciofani G. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2017 Feb;12(4):403-416. doi: 10.2217/nnm-2016-0342. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

Ultrastructural Characterization of the Lower Motor System in a Mouse Model of Krabbe Disease. Cappello V, Marchetti L, Parlanti P, Landi S, Tonazzini I, Cecchini M, Piazza V, Gemmi M. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 5;6(1):1. doi: 10.1038/s41598-016-0001-8.

Pectin-coated boron nitride nanotubes: In vitro cyto-/immune-compatibility on RAW 264.7 macrophages. Rocca A, Marino A, Del Turco S, Cappello V, Parlanti P, Pellegrino M, Golberg D, Mattoli V, Ciofani G. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Apr;1860(4):775-84. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2016.01.020. Epub 2016 Jan 26.