University of Rome "La Sapienza", Faculty of Biological Sciences Doctoral Degree cum laude in April 1992 on Human Nutrition. Thesis "Plasma levels of natural antioxidants in groups of population from different geographical areas." Ph. D. in Physiopathology at the University of Pavia.Thesis “Red-ox modulation of oxidative stress by phenolic compounds: mechanism of action and effect on cell-mediated immune function”1992 – 1993: Post-Graduate Research Assistant in the Unit of Human Nutrition at the National Institute of Nutrition of Rome; Research projects: Assessment of human red-ox status by biochemical indexes.
1994 - May 1997:Post-Graduate Research Fellow at the Unit of Human Nutrition in the National Institute of Nutrition, RomeResearch Projects: Dietary modulation of oxidative stress by phenolic compounds.
June 1997-June 1999 : Visiting scientist at the Nutritional Immunology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston USA. Advisor: Prof. Simin Nikbin Meydani. Research Project: Red-ox modulation of the cell-mediated immune response in ageing. July 1999 today : researcher at the Antioxidant Research Laboratory at the National Institute for Food and Nutrition Reasearch. Lecturing of Human Nutrition at Postgraduate level at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Invited speaker at numerous National and International Congress related to Nutrition and Oxidative Stress. Tutor for experimental thesis of graduate students of Biology and Pharmacy from University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Member of Oxygen Society of California and of the Italian Human Nutrition Society