I have over 25 years’ experience working in molecular biology. Currently, I am a researcher at CIB National Laboratory, a cancer biology-oriented academic Center, within Trieste’s Area Science Park.
The main focus of my research is the role played by the calpain/calpastatin system and macroautophagy in cellular self-defense from stress. I am responsible for a small research unit. I coauthored 28 publications, among which 14 as first author, and 8 as corresponding author.
In January 2014, I obtained the Italian scientific qualification for Professorships in Molecular Biology and in Applied Biology. Over the last 15 years, I have been teaching Biology to undergraduate students enrolled in Sanitary Studies.