Degree in Biology, University of Trieste, 1994. PhD in Experimental and Clinical Pathology, University of Trieste, 1999. Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Trieste, 2011. School of Sports Medicine degree, University of Padova, 2018. Recipient of a Research Contract of the Italian Ministery for Science and Technology Research (MURST): Field of research: cardiovascular diseases, 1999-2004. Visiting scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) AREA Science Park di Trieste, 2004-2006. Lecturer for 27 Courses of lessons, partly on Medical Physiopatology, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Trieste in the years 1998-2011. First author or co-author in 53 research papers, her publications gained 800 citations in the international scientific literature, according to Scopus, 2019. Relevant publications: 1) Co-editor of the textbook “Cellular and Molecular bases of diseases”, 2019, Edizioni Idelson Gnocchi, Neaples. 2) J Chem Inf Model. 2019 Jan 28;59(1):351-359. 3) Circulation. 2008 May 20;117(20):2670-83. 4) Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jul 1;94(1):40-4. 5) Blood. 2002 Jan 1;99(1):185-92. 6) J Cell Biol. 1998 Sep 7;142(5):1381-91.

Ongoing collaborations: a) Department of Medicine, School of Sports Medicine, University of Trieste, Italy. b) Victoria Johnson Research Laboratory and VCU Pauley Heart Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America. c) International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.