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Mario studied Technical Physics and Biophysics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, where he obtained his PhD in 2009. He then joined the group of Mark M. Davis at the Stanford School of Medicine/Department of Microbiology and Immunology and is since 2011 affiliated to the lab of Gerhard Schütz at the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Wien.

Research Interests:

Applying and developing single molecule fluorescence microscopy methods for in vivo studies on plasma membrane lipids and proteins. Developing and optimizing hard- and software for live-cell imaging applications. Determining the ultrastructure of the cellular plasma membrane and understanding its biological function. Studying early events in T cell signaling on a molecular level.

Interests in the biointerface network:

Mario’s team is developing and applying single molecule microscopy tools to study protein and lipid interactions on the live cell plasma membrane. These tools are easily applicable to study (bio-) interfaces and their interaction with cells.