Dr Katia Mariniello

Katia teaches on the Sciences Extended Degree BSc (Hons).

Katia Mariniello


  • 2003 BSc Molecular Biotechnology, University of Milano Bicocca Italy

  • 2006 MSc Industrial Biotechnology, University of Milano Bicocca Italy

  • 2011 PhD, Lipidomics and Nutrition Research Centre, London Metropolitan University, title of thesis “Comparative study of synthesis and incorporation of omega-3 and -6 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids by THP1 and HT29 cells with a specific focus on the influence of retinoids”


Research interests 

  • Membrane lipids and cell function
  • Daak AA, Elderdery AY, Elbashir LM, Mariniello K, Mills J, Scarlett G, Elbashir MI, Ghebremeskel K (2015). Omega 3 (n-3) fatty acids down-regulate nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) gene and blood cell adhesion molecule expression in patients with homozygous sickle cell disease. Blood Cells Mol Dis, Vol 55(1):48-55

  • Ahmed A Daak, Kebreab Ghebremeskel, Katia Mariniello, Bakhita Attallah, Peter Clough, Mustafa I Elbashir (2013). Docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acid supplementation does not exacerbate oxidative stress or intravascular haemolysis in homozygous sickle cell patients. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA), Vol 89(5):305-11