I have been fascinated by science since my childhood, and I became interested in protein biochemistry during my education in Rome, Italy.
After getting a PhD in Biochemical Sciences at University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, I have spent two years as Postdoctoral fellow in the United States, at University of Baltimore, MD, and almost five year in the United Kingdom, at University of Exeter.
The extensive work I have done there, significantly improved my skills in the preparation and purification of proteins, allowing me to become an expert in protein chemistry.
Since October 2016, I have joined the Laboratory of Prof. Fabrizio Chiti, as Research Associate Fellow at University of Florence, Italy, providing me with a strong opportunity to add to the existing strengths in protein science, and to gain new skills in biophysics and cell biology.
My main interest in taking on this postdoctoral position was not only to further develop my understanding of protein structure and function, but also to "go against the grain".
It is well known that gifted Italian scientists have the tendency to emigrate, as I did myself in the past, due to the lack of political interventions, research funds, resources and facilities in Italy. Despite that, I think I can make the difference: I always pursue the implementation of my interests stubbornly and persistently due to the self-confidence and the awareness of my own strengths and acquired skills.
I will spend whatever time and energy are necessary to accomplish the task at hand.