She has received the MD and PhD at the University of Rome, La Sapienza.
She has received a Master in Human Nutrition.
She worked for 5 years at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) , in Bethesda (Maryland, USA).
Currently, she is working as Associate Professor in General Pathology at the University “G. D’Annunzio” in Chieti where she is Vice-President of the Master Degree in Dietitian.
She is group leader at the “Regina Elena” National Cancer Institute in Rome where she develops her research mainly focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms of oncosuppressor p53 regulation, on the regulation of p53 apoptotic activator HIPK2, and on novel diagnostic tumor markers.
She is serving as an editorial member of several journals.
She is the Principal Investigator of funded research grants.
She has authored about 100 peer reviewed articles (Impact factor: 522, Science Citation Index; Number of citations: 6206: H index: 33).