1994 – Postgraduate school of Biotechnology degree, Milan University. Dissertation on: “nitrate assimilation: an advantageous process during the anaerobic germination of rice”.
1989 – Degree in Biological Science, Milan University, dissertation on detection of plants exhibiting C4 photosynthesis cycle in our flora.
2001-Present: Permanent position as researcher at Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, CNR, Milan (Italy)
1999-2000: Post-doc grant at Clinica del Lavoro, Milano (Istituti Clinici di perfezionamento). Topic: study of genes involved in melanoma.
1997-1998: Post-doc grant at Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology-CNR, Milan. Topic: Nitrogen assimilation in maize and rice under low oxygen condition, cloning of Fd-Gogat from rice (EMBL accession number: Y12594, Y12595, AJ132280).
1995-1996: Post-doc grant (RAISA project) at Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology-CNR, Milan. topic: role of Fd-NADP+ reductase enzyme during the anaerobic germination of rice.
1991-1995: Graduate fellowship, ENICHEM Agricoltura, PNR Biotecnologie at Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology-CNR, Milan. Topic: analyses of the enzymes involved in nitrate assimilation in several maize cultivars; study of the anaerobic assimilation of nitrate in rice seedlings under anaerobic conditions.
1989-1990: Training for state examination to obtain professional qualification.