Classic Liceum, Liceo Romagnosi, Parma, Italy. Doctor of Medicine, University Parma, Italy, 1988.
Postodoc. fellowship Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 1991—1993. Assistant physician Azienda Ospedaliera di Parma, Italy, 1993—2003, Laboratory head department infectious diseases and hepatology, since 2003.
Master: Italian Association Study Liver Diseases (member coordinator committee 2008-2009).