Laurea, University Catania, 1973.
Researcher University Catania, 1981—1987, associate professor, faculty agriculture, 1987—1993. Full professor Mediterranean University, Reggio Calabria, Italy, since 1993, director department management agricultural forestry ecosystem, since 2009. With Infantry, 1974-1975, Messina.
Member of Italian Society Plant Pathology (president 2008-2010).
Son of Giuseppe Magnano di San Lio. Married Adalgisa Sessa, June 9, 1973.