Born in Udine, 6/12/1965.
1988, degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Padua.
1995, PhD in Crop Protection at the University of Udine.
1995-1999, school teacher of natural sciences.
1999, “Marie Curie fellowship” by the “Biological and Ecological Chemistry” Department of Rothamsted Research (UK).
2000-2003 , post-doc by the “Dipartimento di Biologia Applicata alla Difesa delle Piante” of the University of Udine.
2004-2015, researcher by the “Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali” of the University of Udine.
2015-2021, associate professor by the “Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali” of the University of Udine.
2021 to date, full professor of entomology by the “Dipartimento di Scienze Agroalimentari, Ambientali e Animali” of the University of Udine.
- Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia
- Società Entomologica Italiana
- The article "Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees" (see publications) was awarded the 2013 Cozzarelli prize (http://www.pnas.org/site/misc/cozzarelliprize.xhtml)
- The article "Synergistic Parasite-Pathogen Interactions Mediated by Host Immunity Can Drive the Collapse of Honeybee Colonies" (see publications) was included in a special PLoS collection entitled "Bridging Communities: Co- and Polymicrobial infections" (http://collections.plos.org/bridging-communities)