Nello joined MERLN in 2017. His work is mostly focused on reproducing bioartificial corneas and culture platforms/models to overcome the shortage of cornea donors. He hopes to provide new solutions to treat corneal diseases, which are a major cause of blindness worldwide.
Nello is also involved in other cross-border projects in the fields of kidney and gastrointestinal organoids.
Nello has a multidisciplinary background that includes endothelial developmental biology, biosensing, and biofabrication techniques for 3D in vitro models.