Bachelor, License Classic "G. Manno", Sassari, Italy, 1975. Master of Science, University Sassari, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University, Rome, 1987.
Associate biologist, Universitá Cattolica, Rome, 1988-1992; visiting investigator, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 1993; biologist, Universitá Cattolica, Rome, since 1994; professor Microbiology School, Universitá Cattolica, Rome, since 1992.
Member of Italian Sailing Association (master instructor since 1975).