Bachelor of Science, Liceo Science Scacchi, Bari, Italy, 1978. Master of Arts, University Studi Bari, 1982. Postgraduate, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1989.
Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1991.
Professor biochemistry School Nursing, 1983-1992. Biologist Hospital Pediatrico, Bari, since 1992. Director Invitro Fertilization Laboratory, Bari, since 1993.
Consultant Institute Carattere Science deBellis, Castellana, Italy, since 1994. Director metabolic diseases laboratory Pediatrics Hospital, Bari, since 1992. Research associate Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, 1985-1991.
Volunteer Red Cross, Bari, since 1993. Member American Fertility Society, Italian Society Neonatal Screening.
Married Francesco Tansella, February 11, 1995. 1 child, Donatella.