Graduate, Scientific Lyceum, Cagliari, Italy. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Cagliari, 1977.
Resident in pharmacology University Cagliari, 1977, researcher Italy, 1983-1988. Assistant professor pharmacology Georgetown University, Washington, 1988-1990, University Brescia, Italy, 1988-2000, professor pharmacology Italy, since 2000.
Member Society for Neuroscience, New York Academy of Sciences, Italian Group Molecular Neurobiology (president since 1990).
Married Maria Elena Puddu, August 2, 1978. Children: Ciro, Fiorella.