Training
Degree in Physics - University of Rome "La Sapienza" 1996
PhD in Neuroscience - University of Rome Tor Vergata 2002
Specialization in Medical Physics - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart 2016, Rome

Academic qualifications
National scientific qualification in:
- Applied physics (02 / D1) Associate Professor Level
- Physiology (05 / D1) Full Professor and Associate Professor Level
- Psychobiology and psychological physiology (11 / E1) Associate Professor Level

Research
2002 - today: IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation in the Neuromotor and Neuroimaging Physiology laboratories
[in vivo mapping of the vestibular pathways in the brainstem, representation of gravity and three-dimensional space, mechanisms of postural disturbance, attention, new methodologies in MRI]
2006 - 2008: Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge
[MR studies on inter-individual differences in anxiety disorders]

Funding
- US Department of Defense with Mayo Clinic, Rochester MA, USA and Imperial College, London, UK [post-traumatic persistent dizziness syndrome] and University of Rome Tor Vergata) (unit coordinator at IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation)
- RF (Ministry of Health) [neural mechanisms of persistent postural perceptual dizziness] (PI)
- NIH with Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston [In vivo mapping of the vestibular pathways in the brainstem]

Teaching
- Physics in the Degree Course in Speech therapy in Tor Vergata (FSL) from 1998 to 2000
- Physiology in the Degree Course in Tor Vergata Physiotherapy (FSL) from 2012 to 2018

Publications
- First author of articles in high impact journals (Science, Neuron, Cerebral Cortex, Neuroimage)
- H-index: 16 (Scopus)

Curriculum vitae