Marco Rasile earned an MS in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine in 2012 and a PhD in Morphological Sciences at the University of Milan – Italy in 2016. At present, Rasile works in the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Brain Pathology headed by Prof. Matteoli at Humanitas Research Hospital and, since 2019, he is Assistant Professor in Human Anatomy courses for Nursing and Physiotherapy degree programs at Humanitas University.
Marco Rasile has given primary contributions to the field of neuroimmune crosstalk. He contributed to the demonstration that maternal immune activation deranges the excitatory to inhibitory GABA switch (Corradini et al., Biol Psy 2018) or promotes the aberrant formation of excitatory synapses (Mirabella et al., Immunity 2021), depending on the developmental window of the immunological challenge application. More recently he has demonstrated that prenatal immune activation at the early stages of pregnancy results in profound alterations of cerebrovascular development, a process that occurs in a sex-specific manner (Rasile et al., EMBO J. 2022). The results of Marco’s research have relevant implications for all the conditions characterized by inflammatory events consequent to intragravidic viral infections and are particularly relevant for the COVID-19 longitudinal studies.