She graduated in Biology in 2014 at University of Bari, obtaining therein her professional qualification as Biologist. Thereafter, she achieved her PhD in Biomolecular Medicine at University of Verona in 2017, shot after working as visiting researcher at Barts Cancer Institute, Centre for Stem Cells in Cancer and Ageing, UK.

Her scientific background is focused on the biological features of pancreatic cancer stem cells, and the molecular bases of pancreatic cancer initiation and progression, possibly paving the way to innovative therapeutic strategies to improve outcome of this otherwise ominous disease.

In September 2019, she started her post-doctoral fellowship in the Molecular Gastroenterology Laboratory, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center. Her main translational research activity now focuses on genotyping of genetic variants as modifier of pancreatic cancer progression and their involvement in host immune response.