Born in Genova (Italy), September 14, 1973
-Bachelor in Sciences obtained at the Liceo Ginnasio XVI febbraio in Aosta (July, 1992)
-Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Laurea) (June 22, 2002) obtained at the University of Genova .(Experimental thesis: "GC-MS analysis of N-linked oligosaccharides" )
-Professional Certificate for Chemists obtained at the University of Genova (December 2002).
-PhD in Biochemistry (May 10, 2006) obtained at the University of Genova. Ph.D thesis: "Extraction and chemical characterization of taxanes from in vitro cell coltures "