University of Siena
Department of Life Sciences
Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Life Sciences where she currently teaches ‘Biologia dei Microrganismi’ and ‘Microbial biodiversity’, and she is Referent for quality in didactics. She obtained a M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Siena and a PhD in Microbiological Sciences at the University of Genoa. The primary research interests are bacterial adaptation and competition, and insects-bacterial symbioses. Ad hoc reviewer for peer reviewed journals and national and international research projects. Member of the American Society for Microbiology (1986-present). Coordinator of local and national research projects (MIUR PRIN 2004, 2008). Reseach associate, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Temple University, Philadelphia-US (1985-1988, 1989); Visiting scientist (funding from National Research Council, Italy), Dept. of Molecular Microbiology, JIC, Norwich-GB (1997,1998,1999).
CV and list of publications are available at the web links listed.