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He graduated in Economics (“La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy). He is a Chartered Accountant, Legal Auditor and a Consultant to the Civil and Criminal Court of Rome. He has been Board member of numerous companies and University lecturer on tax law and labor law.
She studied Biology at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” (1978-1984) obtaining the degree of Dr. in Biological Sciences with an experimental thesis at the Institute of Cellular Biology, C.N.R., Rome (1981-1984). Postdoctoral period (1984-1986) in the Department of Virology at the Istituto Superiore di Sanita’, Rome. Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University (HHMI), New York (1987-1990). Group leader (1990-2001) in the Biochemistry and Oncology Departments at Merck Research Laboratories, thereafter Project leader until 2009. Co-author of more than 50 publications in journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Medicine , Nature Cell Biology and PNAS, and co-inventor of 6 patents or patent applications.
He obtained hi PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Florence, Italy. He did his post-doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and at Caltech, California, USA. He was senior research associate and lecturer at the University of London School of Pharmacy and is presently Preclinical R&D strategic counsel at Italfarmaco SpA., Milan, Italy. He is author of more than 150 publications and inventor of more than 25 patents or patent applications.