Corrado Calì

Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division

King Abdullah University of science and Technology

Corrado Calì
Research Scientist

Corrado Calì was trained an electronic engineer at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He completed his MSc in 2006, in the lab of Henry Markram at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), where he became interested in neuroscience. In the same year he joined the lab of Paola Bezzi at UNIL (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland), where he got his doctoral degree in 2012. His research was focused in elucidating the physiological role of astroglial cells in the modulation of synaptic transmission, by releasing neuroactive compounds (so called "gliotranmsission"). After one year as postdoctoral fellow in Graham Knott’s lab, where he enriched and deepend his skills in the state of the art electron microscopy techniques, he joined Pierre Magistretti’s lab in KAUST. Here, he is investigating the mechanisms of metabolic support of astrocytes to neurons using morphological and 3D imaging approaches. In particular, his team is pioneering the use of VR (virtual reality) techniques in neuroscience and explore scientific visualization approaches for explorative analysis of sparse and dense reconstructions of rodents brains from 3DEM datasets.