2006: PhD in Plant Biology and Crop Productivity, Università degli Studi di Milano
2002: Master Degree in Plant Biotechnology, Università degli Studi di Milano
2020-Present: Researcher, temporary position at the CNR-IBBA, on the scientific Project “ARGENTO”. Genome editing on Camelina sativa to obtain a camelina variety with a low content of antinutritional metabolites in seeds.
2016-2018: Research contract at CNR-IBBA on the Project “CAMFEED”. Study and multiplication of improved lines of Camelina sativa.
2015-2016: Fellowships at CREA-SCS (Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Sperimentazione e Certificazione Sementi) in Milan and MAC (Unità di Ricerca per la Maiscoltura) in Bergamo.
2014-2015: Fellowship at CNR-IBBA, “FilAgro” project. Field of activity: studies on the identification, characterization and genome organisation of hemp seed storage proteins genes.
2009-2013: Fellowship at CNR-IBBA. Participation to the scientific projects “Mind in Italy”: traceback identification of plant components in commercial compound feed through an oligonucleotide microarray based on tubulin intron polymorphism or through multiplex, bead-based array for profiling plant-derived components in complex food matrixes with a liquid hybridization systems (X-Map technology).
2006-2008: Fellowship at CNR-IBBA, on the Project “IDENTILAT”, for the traceability of plant diet contents in goat and cow raw milk samples using specific chloroplast molecular markers.
2003-2006: PhD project MIUR-FIRB “Progetto Strategico Post-Genoma” at CNR-IBBA. Field of activity: transcriptional analysis of gene upon UPR (unfolded protein response) induction in developing lima bean cotyledons using a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) cDNA library.