Maria Nolano, MD, PhD

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Neurology Department, Skin Biopsy Lab

Dept. of Neurosciences, Reproductive Sciences and Odontostomatology

University of Naples “Federico II”

Via Sergio Pansini, 5 - 80131 Naples - Italy

Telefono 0817463806 – 0817462660  Fax 0817462667



Neurology Department – Skin Biopsy Lab

Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri Spa SB, IRCCS

Institute of Telese Terme

Via Bagni Vecchi, 1 – 82037 – Telese Terme (BN) – Italy

Tel. +39 0824 909257 – Fax +39 0824 909614

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Maria Nolano is Associate Professor of Neurology at University of Naples “Federico II” and head of “Skin biopsy Laboratory” at ICS Maugeri, Scientific Institute of Telese Terme (BN)-Italy. She has expertise in painful neuropathies and autonomic disorders. She completed her PhD program in 1995 with a thesis on sensory potentials evoked by tactile stimulation of the human finger. From 1995 to 1996 she was Research Fellow in Dr. Kennedy Skin Biopsy Lab, at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (MN) USA, acquiring expertise in the immunohistochemical analysis of skin samples using indirect immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy. She applied the study of cutaneous innervation to study hereditary and acquired neuropathies and the involvement of cutaneous sensory and autonomic nerves in neurodegenerative diseases.

A Model to Study Myelinated Fiber Degeneration and Regeneration in Human Skin.
Provitera V, Piscosquito G, Manganelli F, Mozzillo S, Caporaso G, Stancanelli A, Borreca I, Di Caprio G, Santoro L, Nolano M.
Ann Neurol. 2020 Mar;87(3):456-465.