2004, PhD, University of Padova, Padova Italy
1998, BS, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Active Research Grants
Assistant Researcher, Title: Bioenergetics, mitochondrial function, cell cycle, breast tumors, resistance to therapy, Giulivi, Li (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Assistant Researcher, Influence of Prenatal Folate on Placental mtDNA and Autism Risk, Giulivi (Principal Investigator), NIH
Assistant Researcher, Folic Acid Prevention Pathways for ASD in High Risk Families – Admin Supplement, Giulivi, Schmidt (Principal Investigator), NIH
My research focuses on the role of mitochondrial deficits in neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's disease, FXTAS, and Friedreich's Ataxia, but also on the involvement of OXPHOS dysfunction in neurodevelopment disorders like autism.