Degree in Agricultural Sciences in 2002 at the University of Bari and PhD in Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Basilicata in 2010.
From 2003 to 2020, as a research fellow and fixed-term researcher of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources of the CNR, I was involved in studies aimed at collecting plant bioresources of cultivated and spontaneous species, the management of germplasm collections in the field and conservation processes in bio-banks, to the evaluation of the genetic diversity existing within and among the species population with morphological (phenotyping), biochemical and genetic approaches.
In 2013-2014 I was Contract Professor for teaching Botany in the Course of Studies in Primary Education Sciences of the Department of Human Sciences of the University of Basilicata and from 2009 Professor in various training activities.
My skills and experience include the management of scientific and experimental tests in the field, evaluation of the quantitative-qualitative responses of herbaceous species to the application of agronomic inputs, eco-physiological analyzes on crops and biometric and agronomic analyzes of the components of plant production, the design and creation of databases of quantitative-qualitative data and their management using software for statistical processing (SAS, JMP, SPSS, R), teaching and research activities, drafting of international scientific publications, reports and elaboration of project proposals, refereeing of scientific articles in ISI international journals.
Currently, my research is focused on studying the effects of environmental stresses on plants of agricultural interest. My research interests include the eco-physiological study of the relationship between plant and environment, which can be determined with direct physiological measurements and the use and development of optical sensing-based plant phenotyping techniques.