2003: PhD at University of Nottingham (UK)
1998: Degree in Biology at University of Padova (IT)
2019-Today: Researcher at CNR-IBBA(IT)
2019: Researcher at CREA-GB (IT)
2018-2019: Research fellow in Animal Genomics at IBBA CNR Milan (IT)
2015-2018: Researcher in Plant Genomics at PTP Science Park (IT)
2013-2015: R&D Scientist at Sunchem Holding S.R.L. (IT)
2011-2013: R&D Scientist at Plantechno S.R.L. (IT)
2008-2011: Research Fellow at University of Warwick (UK)
2004-2007: Research Fellow at University of Birmingham (UK)
- Study of the physiological development of plants and their response to environmental stress, and in particular to the molecular aspects regulating these processes. These studies are necessary to provide information for the selection of new genotypes, also in terms of adaptability to climate change.
- Study of vacuolar aquaporins (proteins involved in the transport of water and solutes), plant-insect interaction (preference of aphids for different compositions of phloem sap), modification of the fatty acid profile of tobacco oil (as an alternative source of biodiesel) and the development of molecular markers useful for the selection of traits of interest in rice and traceability of oranges.
- Study of genes involved in floral development in non-model species, especially those of ornamental value.
- Study of key genetic loci for the formation and maturation of peach and eggplant fruits. These studies are carried out using molecular biology techniques, genome sequencing/analysis and gene-editing techniques.