Doctor of Philosophy, University of Rome, 1974. Degree in Biological Sciences, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, 1980.
Head section of beavioural Paphophysiology, lab organ and system pathophysiology Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, since 1990. Editor-in-chief Annali of Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, since 1993. Member committee National Commission on Bioethics, National Research Council, Rome, since 1996.
Member science committee Italian Encyclopedia "Treccani, 1993—1999. Member science advisory board Naples Zoological Station, Anton Donrn., 1996—1998. Italian representative experimental group Neurotoxicity and Developmental Toxicity Organization of European Cooperation and Development, 1996.
Member science committee National Environmental Agency, Minister of Environment, Italy, 1994—2000. Member science committee for coordinator of science activity National Institute Health, 1999.
Member of International Naturalist's Directory Societa Italiana, Unione Zoologica Italiana, British Trust for Ornithology, International Society for Comparative Psychology, European Brain and Behaviour Society, Association for Study of Animal Behaviour, European Neursci. Association, Zoological Society London, Word Wildlife Fund (national science committee 1994—2000).
Married Ippolita Rana, September 20, 1990.