July 1991: Diploma di Maturità Scientifica, High school “G. Galilei”, Palermo, Italy.
July 1996: Laurea in Biological Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
October 1997: Diploma in Biological Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.
December 1998: Achievement of the qualification to practice as a biologist.
Aprile 2000: PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pisa.
Nov. 1998 - Febr. 1999: Project Fellow, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Milan, Italy.
Febr. 2001 - Jan. 2003: EMBO post-doctoral fellowship, Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, UK.
Febr. 2003 – Sept. 2009: Research Associate, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK.
Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2013: Research fellow under the programme “Rientro dei cervelli", Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology, Sapienza University of Rome.
Dec. 2013 - Nov. 2016: Tenure-track assistant professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome.
From Dec. 2016: Associate professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome.