Born in Bologna 01/05/1961.
Degree in Biological Science at the University
of Bologna (1985).
Visiting researcher at the
Department of Plant Pathology, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan Israel
working on transgenic plant production (1987–1988)
PhD degree in Plant Pathology at the
University of Bologna with a thesis on "Molecular cloning of
Tobacco Necrosis Virus" (1991).
Researcher at the Department of Veterinary
Morphophysiology and Animal Production (1994-2001). Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology at
the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences (DIMEVET) (2001- ).
- Laboratory Animal Science;
- Biotechnology applied to Animal Genetics;
- OGM in animal production.
President of the Master
course (II level) in Animal
Member of the Committee for the
PhD Course in Biochemistry and
Member of SISVet; Society for Study of Reproduction (SSR);
SOFIVET and Italian Laboratory Animal Science Association
President of the Italian Laboratory Animal Science Association (AISAL) (2015 - 2018 ).
Expert for Quality Assurance evaluation of Veterinary Medicine degrees for EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education), ENQA accredited (2009 - ).
Member of CIQA (Committee on Internal Quality Assessment) of EAEVE (2014 - 2020)
Member of Bologna University Quality Assurance Board (2016 - 2019).
System expert for Quality Assurance on AVA-ANVUR system of Italian University (2018- )
Member of the Academic Board of the PhD Biotechnological, Biocomputational, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
Participant to several national and international research projects, contributing to their co-ordination. These projects refer to in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experimental models based on the swine as basic science model and preclinical translational model.