Graduated from the University “La Sapienza” of Pisa (Italy), she carries out research activities in EMBL of Heidelberg (Germany), in Ricerca Sclavo Laboratories of Siena (Italy) and the Laboratories of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Pisa.
After obtaining her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, she is admitted to the four-year Federal Visiting Professor position at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (USA) where she shifts the line of research from regulatory nuclear proteins of the cell cycle to the pathophysiology of the pancreatic beta cell and to the predictor antibodies of diabetes.
Upon returning to Italy with the position of Assistant Professor, the line of research on diabetes continues at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Rome Tor Vergata extending diabetic care to the pancreatic islet transplant approach and long-term study of neuronal imprinting of pancreatic islets in murine models.
She is now Aggregate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and teaches in the Degree Courses in Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy; she also took part in the teaching and tutoring at the Schools of Specialization in Medicine and Ph.D. Program.
She has actively participated in the role of Secretary of the Degree Courses in Medicine and Surgery, both in Italian and English, and is an active member of the University’s Guarantee Committee and Principal Investigator of Research Grants.