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 researcher
University of California, San Diego
Department of Physics
Supervisor: Terence Hwa
Apr 1st - Sep 30th 2019
Fellow of the Department of Physics
Harvard University
Department of Physics
Supervisors: Andrea Giometto, Andrew Murray, David Nelson


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
Tutor: Flavio Seno
Supervisor: Amos Maritan
Co-supervisor: Samir Suweis

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
Total amount awarded: $ 270,000.00
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology
Oct 1st 2017 - Sep 30th 2020
Fondazione Cariparo
Total amount awarded: € 74,768.88
Fellowship awarded each year to the candidate who ranks first in the selection process of the PhD School in Physics

Attended conferences, workshops and schools

Organized conferences, workshops and schools

  • Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology, European Center for Living Technology, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, June 22nd - 25th 2021
    • Hybrid online/in person conference
  • Sei Spritz Facili, University of Padua, Department of Physics, October 2016 - May 2017
    • 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


Journals for which I’ve acted as reviewer

PLoS Computational Biololgy, Nature Communications, Physical Review E.


Honors and awards

  • Best contributed talk, during the 4th Italian Conference of Physics Students
  • Best poster, during the 5th Italian Conference of Physics Students

Service and memberships