Curriculum Vitae

Here you can find my CV, which can also be downloaded as a pdf file.

Research experience

Mar 1st 2021 - Present day

Postdoctoral fellow
University of California, San Diego
Department of Physics
Supervisor: Terence Hwa
Research supported by the Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology from March 1st, 2022 to February 28th, 2025
Apr 1st - Sep 30th 2019

Fellow of the Department of Physics
Harvard University
Department of Physics
Supervisors: Andrea Giometto, Andrew Murray, David Nelson
I have worked as a visiting graduate student in the groups of Andrew Murray and David Nelson, supervised by Andrea Giometto


Oct 1st 2017 - Dec 16th 2020
Ph.D in Physics, University of Padua
Thesis title: Two improved approaches to the study of competition in microbial communities
Supervisor: Amos Maritan
Co-supervisor: Samir Suweis
Tutor: Flavio Seno
Research supported by Fondazione Cariparo

Oct 1st 2015 - Sep 26th 2017
M.Sc. in Physics, University of Padua
Thesis title: A physics approach to ecosystem dynamics
Advisor: Amos Maritan
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude

Oct 1st 2012 - Jul 22nd 2015
B.Sc. in Physics, University of Padua
Thesis title: Curvature effect on patterning dynamics on spherical membranes
Advisor: Enzo Orlandini
Final grade: 108/110



Mar 1st 2022 - Feb 28th 2025

Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology
Total amount awarded: $ 270,000.00
Project title: Effects of cross-feeding and aggregation on particulate organic matter degradation by marine bacteria
Oct 1st 2017 - Sep 30th 2020
Fondazione Cariparo
Total amount awarded: approximately € 75,000.00
Doctoral fellowship awarded to the candidate who ranks first in the selection process of the PhD School in Physics of the University of Padua

Other honors and awards

Jan 19th 2023

Poster award at the Gordon Research Conference Stochastic Physics in Biology
Nov 24th 2021
Membership nomination at the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honors Society
Mar 10th 2019
Best poster presented at the 5th Italian Conference of Physics Students
Apr 23rd 2018
Best contributed talk at the 4th Italian Conference of Physics Students

Journals for which I’ve acted as reviewer

  • PLoS Computational Biology
  • Physical Review E
  • Nature Communications
  • Integrative and Comparative Biology

Teaching experience




Other attended events

Organized events

Dec 2022 - May 2023

SQUAD seminar series
University of California, San Diego
Online seminar series focused on increasing visibility and sharing stories of queer scientists. I have collaborated with the Executive Board of the UCSD Grad oSTEM association for the organization of this seminar series.
Feb 26th - 28th 2023

PriME collaboration US regional meeting
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, J. Craig Venter Institute and University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA (USA)
Meeting of all the US-based research groups of the PriME collaboration
June 22nd - 25th 2021

Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology
European Center for Living Technology, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Hybrid online/in person conference
October 2016 - May 2017

Sei Spritz Facili
University of Padua, Department of Physics
Series of six lectures covering the areas over which research is carried out in the Department. Activity of the Padua Local Committee of the Italian Association of Physics Students