Born in Brindisi in November 14th 1961.
1980- High School Diploma at the Liceo Scientifico “Teodoro Monticelli” of Brindisi (Italy)
1987- Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa (Italy).
1987- License to practice Veterinary Medicine in Italy (University of Pisa, Italy).
May 1987 to January 1991- Veterinary Practitioner for Pet Animals.
1991- Specialist in "Animal Health and Hygiene of Animals Breeding and Animal Productions" with a thesis entitled “Natural Anthelmintic Compounds” (University of Pisa, Italy).
December 1995 to December 2001- Researcher in Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Pisa University (Italy).
1996- PhD in "Diseases of Small Ruminants" with a PhD Thesis entitled “Pharmacological Activity of Natural Compounds Against ectoparasites” (Universities of Pisa and Milan, Italy).
December 2001 to date- Associate Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases at the Department of Veterinary Science (former Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) of Pisa University (Italy).
2003 to date- De facto member of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC).
Academic Years 2013-2015- Regular Professor of the following Academic Courses:
"Parasitic Diseases" in the Degree Course of Veterinary Medicine at Pisa University (Italy); “Control of Parasitic Diseases” in the Degree Course of Science and Technology of Animal Productions” at Pisa University (Italy); "Pathology and Control of Parasitic Diseases” in the Specialization Course “Animal Health, Animal Breeding and Animal Production” at Pisa University (Italy); "Clinical Parasitology" in the Specialisation Course “Pathology and Clinic of Pet Animals” at Pisa University (Italy).
RESEARCH IN VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
She is the author of over 100 publications in national and international journals on parasites and parasitic diseases of domestic, wild and exotic animals.
Research Topics: biology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control control of parasites of domestic, wild, exotic, pet and farmed animals; evaluation of the antiparasitic efficacy of natural compounds and identification of new parasitic species.
PRESENT RESEARCH INVOLVEMENT IN VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
-Epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and control of parasitic diseases of wild, exotic and domestic animals;
-Biology, epidemiology and diagnosis of Eucoleus böhmi, Pearsonema plica and of other trichuroid species of carnivores;
-Evaluation of the antigiardial efficacy of natural products against Giardia duodenalis.