I got my master degree in Biological Sciences in 2000.
In 2004 I got my Ph.D. in "Animal Biology" with the thesis "Systematics of the hypogaean cyprinid Phreatichthys andruzzii Vinciguerra, 1924: phylogenetic and biogeographic remarks".
I joined the Laboratory of Animal Genetics as a Post Doc at the beginning of 2005 and I started working on several projects related to the study of biodiversity in wildlife, livestock and Alpine plants (Salmerini, Asini, Intrabiodiv).
My skills span from the collection of biological samples in the field and the preparation of taxidermied specimens, to laboratory analyses and use of dedicated softwares for analyzing molecular data in a space and time perspective.
My main research interests focus on the use of molecular tools to study the phylogenetic relationships between species and populations, the spatial distribution of genetic diversity for the identification of biogeographic patterns or for conservation purposes, the taxonomy of animal species by means of molecular (barcoding) and traditional tools (morphometrics).