09/2017 Full Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy
03/2017- Associate Researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
03/2017-08/2017 Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy
03/2014-02/2017 Senior Lecturer (RTD-b), Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy
2012-2014 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
2009-2012 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria
2008-2009 Post-doctoral Marie Curie Fellow (EVAN: European Virtual Anthropology Network), Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany
4/5/2007: PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Bologna, Italy. Thesis title: “Image analysis in the morphological and morphometric study of teeth”.
3/12/2002: Master in “Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (110 cum laude and dignity of printing), Archaeological field, with a palaeoanthropological dissertation in the morphological description and morphometric analysis of Italian Neandertal teeth (University of Bologna).
COMMISSIONS OF TRUST
2018- Coordinator of the PhD programme in Cultural and Environmental Heritage, Campus of Ravenna, University of Bologna
2015- Scientific Advisory Board for PhD, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy
Course of Paleoanthropology (First cycle degree programme in Cultural Heritage, Università di Bologna);
Courses of 1) Osteoarchaeology and 2) 3D Technologies for the valorization of the Anthropological Heritage (Second cycle degree programme in History, preservation and enhancement of artistic and archaeological heritage and landscape, Università di Bologna);
Course of Anthropology and Biology Applied to Cultural Heritage (Single cycle degree programme in Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage).
2018- Director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta Santa Maria (Marina di Camerota Campania, Italy)
2016- Director of the Laboratory of Osteoarchaeology and Paleoanthropology (BONES Lab), Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna
2016- Co-director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta di Uluzzo-C (Nardò, Apulia, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Enza Spinapolice;
2015- Co-director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta di Arma Veirana (Erli, Liguria, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Fabio Negrino.
2006 Best oral presentation, European Anthropological Association, Budapest (Hungary), 31 August – 3 September 2006.
MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
2017- Member AAPA - American Association of Physical Anthropology
2017- Member ISIPU - Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana
2017- Member AAI - Associazione Antropologica Italiana
2015- Member ESHE - European Society for the study of Human Evolution [http://www.eshe.eu/]
As Principal Investigator:
Project Title: The earliest migration of Homo sapiens in southern Europe: understanding the biocultural processes that define our uniqueness. Funding source: European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n. 724046 - SUCCESS). Amount (Euros): €1,993,811. Period: from 01-05-2017 to 30-04-2022
Project Title: Functional morphology of mandibular post-canine teeth in modern human and hominoids derived from Finite Element Analyses (FEA). Funding source: The Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), Italy. Amount (Euros): €199,916. Period: from 01-03-2014 to 28-3-2017
Project Title: Infectious diseases in the Emilia-Romagna region from ancient times to present day: the evolution of pathogens, immune response and modern implications. Funding source: Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna (Italy). Amount (Euros): €43,000. Period: from 30-09-2014 to 30-09-2016
In charge of a research unit:
Project Title: Rediscovering the Uluzzian in Italy. Funding source: Leakey Foundation. Amount (Euros): €20,000. Period: from 01-05-2015 to 31-12-2016
Project Title: Understanding the evolution of human diet through digital anatomy and dental biomechanics. Funding source: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Strategic Grant Scheme 2016 (Monash, Australia). Amount (Euros): €31,695. Period: from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016