Doctor of Medicine with honors, Pisa (Italy) University, 1984. Degree in cardiology with honors, Pisa (Italy) University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, London University Medical School, 1992.
Research fellow, honorary registrar cardiovascular unit, Royal Postgraduate Medical School-London U., 1986-1988; research fellow, registrar department cardiological science, St. George's Hospital Medical School-London U., 1988-1992; honorary lecturer, St. George's Hospital Medical School-London U., since 1993; postdoctoral fellow division cardiology department experimental clinical medicine, Padua (Italy) U., 1993-1996; assistant professor, Padua (Italy) U., since 1997. Referee Circulation, since 1992, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, since 1998, European Heart Journal, since 1993, Heart, since 1996, Clinical Cardiology, since 1996. Invited lecturer.
Fellow European Society Cardiology (member myocardial disease working group since 1990). Member Italian Society Cardiology, Internatl. Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).
Daughter of Antonio and Santa (Mazza) C., multiple Sclerosis Mogicato.