I am a microbiologist with research interests in the fields of Molecular and Applied Microbiology.
I am an Assistant Professor leading research on i) microorganisms, especially Rhodococcus bacterial strains, able to metabolize toxic organics (aliphatic, aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons) and inorganics (metalloids such as tellurium, arsenic and selenium), also under biofilm growth conditions, ii) microbial communities involved in biomineralization, bioleaching, bioremediation and biogeochemical cycles in soil and aquatic environments.
During my Ph.D. and Post-Doc, I have worked on biodegradation of chlorinated compounds and hydrocarbon metabolism, bio-hydrogen production, bacterial motility and chemotaxis, and biodegradation of naphthenic acids.
During my scientific carrier, I have spent research periods at i) Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (2006) in Oxford (UK), ii) Osaka University (Japan) (2009), iii) Calgary University (Canada) (2009-2010 and 2014).
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