I was born in Milano (Italy) on Aug 8th 1973. After graduating in Physics in 1998 at University of Milano, I spent one year at the SISSA in Trieste working with prof. Maritan and prof. Micheletti on statistical mechanics models for protein folding. In 2000 I moved to Berlin, where I did my PhD with E.W. Knapp at the Chemistry department of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, working on molecular dynamics and electrostatics of proteins. In 2004 I started as a post-doc in the Bioinformatics group of Dr. Milanesi at ITB-CNR and in 2006 I joined Dr. Colombo’s group at ICRM-CNR. Since 2011 I hold a permanent position as research scientist at ICRM-CNR.
My research interests focus on the study of protein stability and dynamics from a computational point of view. I am interested in developing analysis methods for modeling functional mechanisms in proteins, such as allosteric phenomena and ligand-induced conformational changes, based on high-resolution Molecular Dynamics simulations.
My publication list can be found here.