Education and Positions: Laurea, University of Rome, 1994; Ph.D., Boston University, 2002; Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, 2002-2007; Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2007-2015; Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2015-present.
Research Interests: Understanding how structure and dynamics affect the function of proteins. We use NMR spectroscopy and computational methods to study RNA-binding proteins and neurodegenerative disease-associated protein misfolding.
Honors and Awards: Biomedical Research Scholar Award, Worcester Foundation, 2010; Student Achievement Award, Enimont-Formazione (National Agency for Hydrocarbons, Italy), 1991-1992; Academic Merit Scholar, University of Rome “La Sapienza” 1989-1994.
The Protein Society: Member since 2018.
Service: Ad Hoc Reviewer NIH 2017-2020; External reviewer for Graduate Programs in Physics and Biochemistry.