Marco, a 2017–2019 CCB Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Yavin Shaham at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), studies the neural circuitry and mechanisms that mediate relapse to substance use.
Marco received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Palermo in 2012. Subsequently, he was invited to participate in the NIH Graduate Partnership Program. Following a 2-year fellowship at NIDA, he received his Ph.D. in translational biomedicine from the University of Verona in 2016. He has won numerous awards including a Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the National Institutes of Health and a travel award from European Behavioural Pharmacology Society.