Born in Vicenza (Italy), I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies at the University of Trento (Italy). I moved to Lübeck (Germany), where I attended the Master of Science in Infection Biology. Here, I widened my experience in Molecular Virology and Biochemistry, focusing on structural biology of the Norovirus capsid proteins. I concluded my Master studies at the Heinrich-Pette-Institute in Hamburg (Germany), where I characterized a cellular factor involved in Cytomegalovirus restriction through autophagy. I currently do research on the Human Papillomavirus minor capsid protein, L2, and its role in nuclear entry and viral genome tethering. My interests space from molecular virology to cancer development, as well as molecular aspects of cell cycle regulation.