I am an Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
My work time at STScI is equally divided into a functional part and a research part. On the functional side, I work for the Hubble Space Telescope and I am part of the ACS (Advanced Camera for Surveys) Team.
I graduated in Physics in 1997 from University of Torino, Italy. Then I moved to SISSA/ISAS in Trieste, Italy for graduate school, where I got my PhD in Astrophysics with a thesis on the nuclear regions of low redshift radio galaxies as seen with the Hubble Space Telescope.
I was a postdoc at SISSA/ISAS for 6 months in 2000-2001 then I moved to STScI where I was ESA FELLOW between 2001 and 2003.
In 2002 I obtained a permanent research position at INAF-IRA in Bologna, Italy and since 2005 I am back at STScI with an ESA/AURA Astronomer position, working on the Hubble Space Telescope.