Paola Marmiroli

Associate Professor

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Paola Marmiroli

Curriculum Vitae

Paola Marmiroli was born in Milan. In 1984 she graduated in Medicine (110/110 cum laude) and in 1988 she boarded in Neurology (70/70 cum laude). From 1989 to 2001 clinical position as neurologist at the Neurological Department of Vimercate General Hospital.

From April 2001 position of Assistant Professor in Human Anatomy at the School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan.

From October 2019 position of Associate Professor in Human Anatomy at the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences (BtBs) of the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan.



Human Anatomy for Medical and Dental Surgery students (MD Program and DDS Program) at the School of Medicine and Surgery – University of Milano-Bicocca (previously also for Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Midwifery)

Neuroanatomy for Residency Program in Neurology and Neuropsychiatry – University of Milano-Bicocca

Member of the Faculty of Neuroscience PhD program (since 2002) – University of Milano-Bicocca 

Director of Master in Osteopathic Sciences in 2014-2015 and 2016-2017- University of Milano-Bicocca 



Morphological studies in the field of neuroanatomy, immunohistochemical studies in peripheral nervous system pathology, research in neurotoxicity of anticancer drugs in animal models. Study of neuropathological changes of the central nervous system in metabolic, immunological and inflammatory diseases.

Recent and current activity:

  • Study of neurotoxicity of anticancer drugs on peripheral nervous system: collaboration in developing  new in vivo and in vitro animal models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies  to understand their pathogenesis and to test neuroprotective compounds. The experience in the use of morphological methods is particularly applied in these studies.
  • Study of the neuropathological changes  in animal models of metabolic disease and of multiple sclerosis (EAE).
  • Study of Neuroinflammation in aging
  • Study on the effect of particulate matter in cardiovascular and neurodegeneration


 Author of 77 papers on international peer-reviewed journals.



  • Three grants from Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia (2014-2017)

Project title: “Pre-clinical study on the mechanisms of neurotoxicity of cancer chemotherapy”

  • Grant from Fondazione Cariplo (2014-2018)

Project title: “Understanding the pathogenesis of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neurotoxicity” 



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  • Centre for pain studies – University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA  (Prof. S. Dorsey)
  • Department of Internal Medicine D and Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF), University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany (Prof. G. Ciarimboli)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Prof. D. Cornblath, Prof. A. Hoke, Dr. B. Slusher)