Genomics e Transcriptomics Program Coordinator

ORCID ID 0000-0003-0660-6110

ResearcherID C-5625-2015

H-INDEX (Google Scholar): 36

i10-Index: 75

Total number of citations (Google Scholar): 4.683

DATE OF BIRTH: November 2, 1962.


1988 – Biological Sciences Degree with honors, University of Modena, Italy.

1994 – PhD Degree in Experimental Hematology, University of Modena, School of Medicine, Modena, Italy.

1996 – Postgraduate School of Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, University of Modena, School of Medicine, Modena, Italy.


1989: Post doctoral training Laboratory of Prof. Renato Baserga, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, in the field of the genetic control of the cell cycle.

1989: Fellowship AIRC (Italian Association for Cancer Research) “Study of the mechanisms of gene expression regulation in leukemic blast cells”. 

1994: Fellowship Italian League against cancer: “Study of apoptosis-involved genes in tumor cells”. 1995: Italian League against cancer: “Study of molecular basis of differentiation block in acute leukemic blast cells”.

1996-2002: Researcher in Applied Biology, University of Modena. 

2002-today: Associate Professor in Applied Biology, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.


“Use of c-Fes specific antisense oligonucleotides and ATRA in M3 type leukemias”. Patented in USA.


Author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications in major international journals.

Member of several scientific societies: “Società italiana di Cancerologia” -Italian Society for Cancer studies (SIC) since 1989, “Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differenziamento” -Cell and Differentiation Biology Association (ABCD) since 1989, “Società Italiana di Ematologia Sperimentale” – Italian Society of Experimental Hematology (SIES) since 1990, “Associazione Italiana di Biologia e Genetica” –Italian Association of Biology and Genetics (AIBG) since 2001.

Winner of the “MEDICINA”  Award of The Italian Medical Encyclopedia (1988 and 1989), Lega Milanese Lotta contro i Tumori” Award (1992) and Società Italiana di Cinetica Cellulare Applicata e di Base (SICCAB) Award (1994).