I was born in Genoa (Italy) on January 16th 1980. I graduated from the University of Genoa on march 2004 with a master thesis on the role of turbulence for cloud microphysics. In 2004 I moved to Nice (France) for my PhD where i worked at the Institut non linéaire, under the supervision of A. Celani and A. Mazzino. I graduated in 2007 with a thesis on various aspects of turbulent transport; from the statistics of passive scalar fields transported by turbulent flows, to the fate of droplets condensing in a turbulent cloud, to the properties of rocky costs. In January 2008 I moved to Boston, to work in the group of Michael Brenner at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Harvard. I obtained a Marie Curie international outgoing fellowship 2008-2010 (Harvard) and spent the return phase at Institut Pasteur, Paris, 2010-2011 in the group of Massimo Vergassola. In 2012 I went back to Harvard as an instructor of Applied Mathematics. My research focuses on various problems at the interface between physics and biology, primarily related to microorganisms (fungal spore dispersal and bacterial biofilm development). I am particularly interested in individual and collective motility in these biological systems, both from a mechanistic and an evolutionary perspective. In 2013 I started an independent position at the CNRS and I moved back to Nice, Laboratoire de physique de la matière condensée.