Degree, Agricultural School, Perugia, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Dairy Microbiology, Perugia, 1988.
Researcher University Campobaso, Italy, 1988-1989, University Perugia, since 1990. Teacher University Bari, Italy, since 1993, University Perugia, Italy, since 1994. Visiting scientist University Cork, Ireland, 1985, 90-91, University Aas, Norway, 1994.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology.
Married Susanna La Stella, October 16, 1963. 1 child, Camilla.