Doctor of Medicine, Turin (Italy) Medical School, 1976; specialist in internal medicine, Turin (Italy) Medical School, 1981; specialist in oncology, Parma (Italy) Medical School, 1986.
Research fellow Radiobiol. Institute, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, 1976-1978, Favretto Foundation, Turin, 1978-1980. From assistant professor to associate professor University Turin Medical School, 1980-1990, professor, 1990-1996.
Head department hematology oncology Mauriziano Institute Cancer Research & Treatment University Turin Medical School, since 1996.
Member Italian Society Cancer (vice president since 1994), Italian Society Ematologia Sp. (vice president 1991-1994), International Society Hematology, International Society Experimental Hematology.
Married Franca Fagioli, 1993. Children: Anna, Vittoria.