Dipartimento di
Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione
Dipartimento di Eccellenza L. 232/2016

  • Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione











2013: Ph.D. in “Cellular Biochemistry and Drug Action in Oncology” - UNICAL

2010: Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy - DFSSN, UNICAL (110/110 cum laude)

Research and Professional Experience

2019 to present: Research Fellow in General and Clinical Pathology (MED/04), DFSSN, UNICAL

2018-2019: Post-Doctoral Fellow , DFSSN, UNICAL

2015-2018: FIRC-AIRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, DFSSN, UNICAL

2012-2015: PhD Student and Post-Doctoral Associate, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Prof Suzanne Fuqua, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

2010-2013: PhD Student in “Cellular Biochemistry and Drug Action in Oncology”, DFSSN, UNICAL

2010: Fellow, DFSSN, UNICAL

Research Activity

Main Research Interest

Study of molecular mechanisms underlying the obesity-cancer link with a special focus on leptin and adiponectin mediated pathways.

Mechanisms of Resistance to Endocrine Therapy in breast cancer with a special focus on the role of ESR1 mutations.

Role of Nuclear Receptors in Breast Tumorogenesis and in the Mechanisms of Resistance to Endocrine Therapy.

Evaluation of the Potential Anticancer Activities of Natural or Newly Synthesized Compounds. 

National and International Grants

2016-2020: Component research unit, My First AIRC Grant

2013-2016: Component research unit, Futuro in Ricerca FIRB 2012 Grant

National and International Acknowledgments

2019. Award for Best Oral Communication, SIP Young Science Meeting, Firenze, Italy

2017: Award ‘Alberto Gulino’, SIP Young Science Meeting, Milano, Italy

2015: Young Scientist Award, SIP Young Science Meeting, Alba (TO), Italy

2014: Travel Award, Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, USA

2011: Training Award, Lilli Funaro National Meeting, Cosenza, Italy



Link to:

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3076-3482

Scopus:  37101364800


Teaching Activity

Teaching Unit

2019-2020: Clinical Pathology , Residency in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry, DFSSN, UNICAL