2011: PhD in Mediterranean Agro-Ecosystems, Department of Environmental and Territorial Agronomy, University of Palermo (Italy)
1998: Degree in Agricultural Science, University of Palermo
2023-Today: Fixed-term researcher (ITINERIS research project), National Research Council, Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, Milan.
2020-2023: Collaboration contracts, National Research Council, Institute of Biosciences and BioResources (IBBR), Palermo. Research activity: in vitro propagation of Calendula maritima in order to produce new plants of certified genetic identity for actions of reinforcement and reintroduction.
2012-2019: Research fellowships at the National Research Council, Institute of Biosciences and BioResources (IBBR), Palermo. Research Activity: in vitro culture of endangered species. Study of adventitious rooting processes in recalcitrant woody species. Genetic and sanitary improvement of traditional Sicilian grapevine cultivars