Doctor of Medicine cum laude, Federico II Medical School, Napoli, Italy, 1977. Specialty cum laude in Endocrinology, Federico II Medical School, Napoli, Italy, 1982. Specialty cum laude in Microbiology & Virology, Federico II Medical School, Napoli, Italy, 1992.
Postdoctoral fellow Argonne National Laboratory, Tumor Biology, Chicago, 1979—1981. Lecturer experimental oncology Medical School, University Federico II, Napoli, 1981—1983. Fellow Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Tumor Biology Programme, Seattle, 1983—1984, research associate, 1984—1986.
Research fellow Institute Naz. Tumori Fond Pascale, Department Experimental Oncology, Unit Viral Oncology, Napoli, 1986—1988, assistant member, 1988—1991, associate member, 1991—2001. Head, viral oncology unit Institute Naz Tumori Fond Pascale, since 2000.
Research associate Medical School, University Federico II, Department Pathology. Co-director East Africa AIDS Research Center, Entebbe, Uganda, 1995—2001, director, since 2001. Head AIDS Regional Reference Center, Napoli, since 2001.
Chief editor Infectious Agents and Cancer Society, Napoli, since 2006, president, since 2006.
Member of American Society Microbiology, European Association Cancer Research, International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society, World Federation Scientists.
Married MariaTeresa Melillo, July 20, 1980. Children: Elisabetta Filomena, Carmen Tiziana.