1981 Torino, University of Torino, MD degree; 1985 Torino, University of Torino, Board in Neurology.
1982-1983: Research fellow H.H. Merritt Clinical Research Center for Neuromuscular Diseases – Columbia University, directed by prof. S. DiMauro and L.P. Rowland, New York, USA
October 1985 – September 1987: Torino, Clinica Neurologica II – University of Torino, Research Fellow
February – June 1989: ‘Visiting Scientist’ H.H. Merritt Clinical Research Center for Neuromuscular Diseases – Columbia University, New York
1988 – 2000: “Assistant Professor” with clinical appointment, Department of Neurosciences, University Hospital S. Giovanni Battista di Torino
2000 to present: Neuromuscular Disorders Unit (Regional referral center, with annexed Laboratory for Neuromuscular Diseases) Hospital “Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino”
2012 to present: Associate Professor in Neurology, Department of Neurosciences ‘Rita Levi Montalcini’, University of Torino, Italy
2000: Founder Member of the Italian Association of Myology; 2000-2006 Secretary; 2006-2009 President
2007-2011: President of the National Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for Muscular Dystrophy (UILDM)
2012-2015: Chair of Muscle Panel, EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies)
2016-to present: member of the Scientific Panel on Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders of EAN (European Academy of Neurology)
Since 1982, the main fields of interest included the diagnostic and assistential processes for patients with neuromuscular disorders, in particular muscular dystrophies, metabolic myopathies, congenital myopathies and dystrophies, congenital myasthenia, SMA. The main field of research has concerned neuromuscular disorders (clinical trials, genotype-phenotype correlations, advanced diagnostic procedures and protocols, biochemical features) , as demonstrated by 118 full papers published on covered journals and the active participation in many national and international congresses as invited speaker.