Bachelor of Science, University Lecce, 1984. Microbiologist specialty, University Genoa, Italy, 1988.
Head virologydept., Laboratory Pignatelli, Lecce, since 1985; member science direction, Laboratory Pignatelli, Lecce, since 1993.
Coordinator European Community Project for Italy: Reppis (Reseau Pays Pierre a Seche), 1997—1999. Vice mayor Village of Corsano, 1993—1997, chairman health, 1997—2001. Director laboratory Centro Ricerche e Tecnologie Avanzate for Environment and Food Analysis.
Fellow Italian Association Clinical Microbiologist. Member Society Ionica di Microbiologia e Igiene, International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society-United States of America, Italian Society Virology, European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Married Emanuela Maria Mauro, April 12, 1986. Children: Biagio, Gilberto, Giordano.