Tutor: Antonio Biondi
2021-2024: PhD course in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science, University of Catania. Research project: “Multifactorial toxicological studies on host-parasitoid interactions: new insights for the integrated control of Drosophila suzukii”. The aim of the PhD project is to assess the sublethal effects of neurotoxic insecticides on D. suzukii and other non-target drosophilid larvae, focusing on the biological and immunological response to indigenous and exotic larval parasitoids and on the expression of genes related to haematopoiesis.
- Jun-Sep 2021: Research grant, University of Catania. Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A). Section of Applied Entomology. Development of new tools for the integrated management of vegetable crops key pests within the “Innovations dans la lutte intégrée contre les ravageurs et maladies récemment introduits sur cultures maraîchaères (INTEMAR)” project.
- 2018-2020: Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (LM69), University of Catania; supervisor: Prof. Antonio Biondi. Degree thesis: “Electroantennographic response of Drosophila suzukii females exposed to sublethal doses of neurotoxic insecticides”. Final mark: 110/110 cum laude.
- 2014-2018: Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (L25), University of Catania; supervisor: Prof. Matilde Tessitori. Degree thesis: “Introduction and establishment risk assessment of Xylella fastidiosa in Sicily”. Final mark: 110/110 cum laude.
- 2014: Classical High School Graduation, “Liceo Classico M. Cutelli”, Catania (Italy). Final mark 85/100.