Graduated in Biological Sciences, summa cum laude, at University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. Senior Researcher at the Bacterial Diseases Section of the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety . Specific research areas: brucellosis and anthrax. Brucellosis: quality assessment of veterinary immunological products; development and evaluation of new/improved tests for serological diagnosis of bovine and ovi-caprine brucellosis; evaluation of protective properties of live, attenuated Brucella strains as brucellosis vaccine candidates; identification of specific bio-molecular markers for Brucella typing.
Anthrax: laboratory testing of the quality, safety and efficacy of the B.anthracis “ Sterne” vaccine; development and evaluation of improved, safe vaccines against anthrax in animals. Official control of the anthrax vaccines potency.