David Marciano

David Marciano, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office:  CTS 357
Phone: 772-345-4680
Email: marciano@fiu.edu
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Dr. Marciano is an Assistant Professor in the department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology at the Florida International University (FIU) Center for Translational Science in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. The Marciano laboratory is focused on investigating mechanisms of extracellular vesicle signaling in the vasculature and their application as therapeutics, biomarkers, and molecular tools.

Dr. Marciano completed his postdoctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Genetics. His work on cellular metabolism and extracellular vesicle signaling was recognized with the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Services Award (NIH NRSA F32) and the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Dr. Marciano received his PhD in chemical biology from The Scripps Research Institute and BS in physics from UC San Diego.

Research Interests

  • Extracellular Vesicles & Nanoparticles
  • Vascular & Endothelial Biology
  • Cell Signaling
  • Systems Biology
  • Laminar Shear Stress
  • Hypoxia Biology
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Drug Development
  • Microbiome & Gut-Brain Axis
  • Mechanisms of Aging
  • Isotope Biology

Recent Publications