Dr. Tecilla graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2014. Immediately after, he started a Ph.D. in the same university, with a project on Testudinid herpesvirus 3 (TeHV3) in Italian tortoises, investigating anatomopathological lesions, genomic features of the virus, and host-pathogen interaction defended in 2017. In 2015, Dr. Tecilla started a 3-years residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology under the supervision of Prof. Paola Roccabianca. During this time, Dr. Tecilla depth his knowledge of exotic animal pathology, focusing on reptiles pathology and collaborating with Dr. Origgi to update the immunology chapter of Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles. In 2018, Dr. Tecilla started a 3-years Italian postgraduate specialization in Technology and pathology of avian, rabbit, and game species.
In 2020, Dr. Tecilla moved to Switzerland to start a Postdoc in Roche investigating the use of Digital Pathology and Artificial intelligence (AI) in toxicologic pathology. During this time, he reached proficiency in Python programming, acquired basic knowledge in Unix and Bash, and obtained numerous certifications on the topics mentioned above. Dr. Tecilla's main research topics include exotic and wildlife animals, digital pathology implementation in pathology (algorithm creation and implementation, workflow organization, IT-pathologist interaction, SOP), toxicologic pathology, genomics and genetics, as well as virology, immunology, and oncology.