2004 (Dec 2000 – Oct 2003): doctoral degree in Agricultural, Forestry and Food Science at the University of Torino, Italy. Dissertation title “Genetic analysis of microbial population in agricultural and forestry soils”. Advisor: Prof. Carlo E. Gessa
2000: three years post graduate degree in Applied Genetics at the University of Bologna, Italy. Dissertation title: “Structure of the intermediates in the Rad51-mediated reaction”. The research has been conducted in the laboratory of Prof. N. Cozzarelli in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department at the University of Berkeley, California. Advisors: Prof. D. Palenzona and Prof. Nick Cozzarelli.
1997: five years (bachelor and master) degree in Biological Science (Biomolecular curriculum), University of Bologna. Dissertation title: “Aggregation of Bifidobacterium”. Advisor: Prof. D. Palenzona.
2011 to present: Fixed term research at the University of Bolzano-Bozen, Faculty of Science and Technology
2009-2010: post-doc at the University of New Hampshire, USA