Research Interests

​I am interested in studying plant-microbe and insect-microbe interactions in conventional and extreme environments. My aim is to dissect the ecological forces and mechanistic factors that determine the assembly of the microbial communities associated with the plant districts and insect gut and, ultimately, their functions. 


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D.; Food Systems, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 2017
  • M.Sc.; Plant, Food and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 2014
  • B.Sc.; Plant, Food and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 2012 

Professional Profile

  • ​October 2018 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Italian Society of Agro-Food and Environmental Microbiology (SIMTREA) 

Awards

  • ​Winner of Georgofili Academy's award "PROSPERITATI PVBLICAE AVGENDAE" 2015 edition - European prize for a master's thesis on a topic related to agriculture and related sectors. 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)