Doctor of Medicine cum laude, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatry, University Pisa, Italy, 2007.
Resident Division Neurology, Maggiore Hospital, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy, 1999—2004. Clinical research fellow department clinical & experimental epilepsy University College London Institute Neurology, London, 2001—2003. Clinical research fellow department neurology Amedeo Avogadro University, since 2005.
Member of European Federation Neuropsychiatry (international science committee 2004), International Neuropsychiatry Association 2003-2004, International Neuropsychiatry Association (executive committee 2006), International League Against Epilepsy (subcommission affective disorder, psychobiology commission 2002-2005), Italian League Against Epilepsy (associate), Italian Society Neurosci. (associate), Federation European Neurosci. Societies (associate), Italian Society Neurology (associate).