M. Frega PhD (Monica)

Assistant Professor


Medicine & Life Sciences
Brunner Syndrome
In Vitro Techniques
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Kleefstra Syndrome
Engineering & Materials Science


Cerina, M. , Levers, M., Keller, J. M. , & Frega, M. (2024). Neuroprotective role of lactate in a human in vitro model of the ischemic penumbra. Scientific reports, 14(1), Article 7973. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-58669-5
Van Hugte, E. J. H., Lewerissa, E. I., Wu, K. M., Scheefhals, N., Parodi, G., Van Voorst, T. W., Puvogel, S., Kogo, N., Keller, J. M. , Frega, M., Schubert, D., Schelhaas, H. J., Verhoeven, J., Majoie, M., Van Bokhoven, H., & Nadif Kasri, N. (2023). SCN1A-deficient excitatory neuronal networks display mutation-specific phenotypes. Brain, 146(12), 5153-5167. https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awad245
Yuan, X., Puvogel, S., van Rhijn, J. R., Ciptasari, U., Esteve-Codina, A., Meijer, M., Rouschop, S., van Hugte, E. J. H., Oudakker, A., Schoenmaker, C. , Frega, M., Schubert, D., Franke, B., & Nadif Kasri, N. (2023). A human in vitro neuronal model for studying homeostatic plasticity at the network level. Stem cell reports, 18(11), 2222-2239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stemcr.2023.09.011
Andolfi, A., Arnaldi, P., Di Lisa, D. , Frega, M., Martinoia, S., & Pastorino, L. (2023). Photosensitive pattern to control geometry and activity of a neural network. In Eighth National Congress of Bioengineering, GNB 2023: Proceedings (pp. 989-991). (Convegno Nazionale di Bioingegneria). Patron Editore.
Di Lisa, D. , Muzzi, L., Dellacasa, E. , Frega, M., Martinoia, S., & Pastorino, L. (2023). Innovation in neuronal cell culture: from adhesion to maturation, chitosan promotes developing nervous system. In 8th National Congress of Bioengineering, GNB 2023 - Proceedings (Convegno Nazionale di Bioingegneria). Patron Editore.
Andolfi, A., Arnaldi, P., Donatella Di, L., Pepe, S. , Frega, M., Fassio, A., Lagazzo, A., Martinoia, S., & Pastorino, L. (2023). A micropatterned thermoplasmonic substrate for neuromodulation of in vitro neuronal networks. Acta biomaterialia, 158, 281-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2022.12.036
Muzzi, L., Di Lisa, D., Falappa, M., Pepe, S., Maccione, A., Pastorino, L., Martinoia, S. , & Frega, M. (2023). Human-Derived Cortical Neurospheroids Coupled to Passive, High-Density and 3D MEAs: A Valid Platform for Functional Tests. Bioengineering, 10(4), Article 449. https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering10040449

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Technohal (building no. 18), room 3383
Hallenweg 5
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Technohal  3383
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands