Since 1998 he has been Associate Professor of Histology and Embryology at the University of Parma and a LBS collaborator. Together with Silvia Garagna and Carlo Alberto Redi he has been carrying out research on the mechanisms involved in Mammalian gamete and early embryonic differentiation. This research has been funded by grants from public (e.g., MIUR, FIL, Foreign Ministery, NATO) and private (e.g., Telethon Foundation Onlus) foundations.
1997: Research Fellowship, University of Hawaii, US; Prof. Ryuzo Yanagimachi's Laboratory.
1995-1997: Post-doctoral research assistant, University College of London; Prof. Marilyn Monk's Laboratory;
1994: Post-doctoral fellowship from the Royal Society and the Accademia dei Lincei; Prof. Marilyn Monk's Laboratory;
1993-1994: Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Pavia;
1991-1992: Post-doctoral research, MRC, University College of London; Dr. Anne McLaren's Mammalian Embryology Unit, Prof. Marilyn Monk's Laboratory;
1989-1990: Research Fellowship, University of Hawaii, USA; Prof. Ryuzo Yanagimachi's Laboratory;
1988-1992: PhD in Developmental Biology, University of Pavia;
1986: Doctor's degree (110/110 cum laude) in Biological Science from the University of Pavia.
He has been acting as referee for international scientific Journals (European Journal of Histochemistry, Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Mammalian Genome, Zygote, Gene) and for the evaluation of grant proposals (WellBeing and Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynecologysts, London, UK; World Health Organisation, Geneve, Switzerland).
His research interest is focused on Reproductive and Developmental Biology, studying the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the regulation of gene expression in mammalian male and female gametogeneses and in preimplantation development. His research activity is documented by 71 publications in refereed Journals and Books