1st degree in biological science, University La Sapienza, Rome, 1981. European certified in primatology, Strasbourg University, France, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropological Sciences, Florence University, Italy, 1993.
Research fellow in ethology University Catania, 1982-1989. Researcher World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations) Collaborating Center Research & Training in Public Health, Rome, 1994-1998, Azienda USL Roma D Ospedale Veterinario, Rome, since 1999. Lecturer behavioral ecology Pavia (Italy) University, 1994—1995.
Researcher National Center for Scientific Research, University C. B. Lyon I, 1995. Associate professor University C. B. Lyon I, 1996, professor, 2000. Presenter numerous international conferences.
Member of Alessandro Ghigi Association, Italian Teriological Association, Association Study Animal Behavior (research grantee 1986, 1990), Italian Primatology Association, Maine Society Ethology.
Married Luciano Vasques, December 7, 1992. Children: Francesco, Eleonora, Ruggero.