Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Postdoctoral member, American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) (2015 - Present)
  • Communication officer, Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS) (2015 - Present)
  • Associate member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (2012 - Present)
  • Member, British Association for Cancer Research (BACR) (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Eauropean Association for Cancer Research (EACR) (2012 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College of London (2014)
  • Master of Science, Universita Degli Studi Di Padova (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science, Universita Degli Studi Di Padova (2006)

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


I am a molecular biologist by training. During my PhD I worked on the identification of thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) phosphorylation status during cell cycle progression and its relevance for PET imaging of cell proliferation. In the Stearns lab I work on centrosome biology in correlation with cancer initiation and progression. I am interested in understanding how cells can cope with multiple centrosomes and what are the mechanisms ensuring centrosome number homeostasis.