In 2000 I obtained a PhD degree in Veterinary Neuroanatomy at the University of Torino defending a thesis entitled “Neuropeptide Y distribution and autoradiografic localization of its receptor in the carp brain (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758; Cyprinidae, Teleostei.)”.
During my PhD, I began a collaboration with Bruno Cozzi (University of Padova) with whom I have produced most of the data relative to the vertebrata central nervous system.
In 2001, I joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, now Department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Pisa where I currently works in the field of veterinary anatomy, histology ad embryology.
In the last ten years, my research interest has been focusing on the claustrum of animals of veterinary interest.
I am co-author of more than 90 publications including full-length articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and research abstracts presented at international congresses.