I earned the degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Bologna. For my thesis work, focused on the optimization of triazole-based inhibitors of the MIF protein using free energy perturbation, I joined Prof. Andrea Cavalli's group and spent five months abroad in Prof. William L. Jorgensen's lab.
I then remained in Prof. Cavalli's lab to pursue the PhD in Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, jointly established by the University of Bologna and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT, Genova). My research was intended at exploring kinetics and drug residence time in biological systems of pharmaceutical interest through molecular dynamics simulations. During the program, I was a visiting graduate student in Prof. Rommie E. Amaro's group for six months.
I currently hold a postdoc position in Prof. Giovanni Bussi's group, where I study RNA conformational dynamics by combining experimental data with molecular simulations.