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2023 – to-date Life Sciences Specialist

I am a Life Sciences Specialist at L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. In my role, I work closely with biopharma and private equity clients. Typical projects consist of advising clients on various strategic decisions, helping them navigate complex challenges and capitalize on opportunities

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2022 – 2023 ARTIS Ventures Fellow

I was selected as Fellow at ARTIS Ventures to work on the TechBio portfolio —pioneering investments at the intersection of technology and the life sciences. During this time, I also served as a Mentor and Workshop Expert for the San Diego chapter of Nucleate

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2022 – 2023 Postdoctoral Scholar

I completed my postdoctoral training at the Contextual Robotic Institute of the University of California, San Diego, in the lab of Prof. Jorge Cortés. I was also the vice-president of the Advanced Professional Degree Consulting Club and the vice-chair of the Exposure to Industry Program of the Postdoctoral Association

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2019 – 2023 Researcher

I collaborated with the Brain Extension Computation Group at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, Japan


2016 – 2021 Ph.D.

I earned a PhD from the University of California, Riverside, supervised by Prof. Fabio Pasqualetti. The research in my PhD thesis lies at the emerging intersection of neuroscience and control engineering. During my graduate studies I collaborated with Prof. Giacomo Baggio at the University of Padova, and Prof. Dani Bassett at the University of Pennsylvania


2013 – 2016 Laurea Magistrale (M.Sc. equivalent)

I completed a Laurea Magistrale degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in Robotics and Control Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy


2010 – 2013 Laurea (B.Sc. equivalent)

I completed a Laurea degree (B.Sc. equivalent) in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy

Honors and Awards

  1. Nature Communications Editor's Highlights – Sep. 2022 (top 50 papers in Applied Physics and Mathematics)

  2. 2020 Roberto Tempo Best Paper Award

  3. Best Student Paper Award at the 2019 American Control Conference

  4. Signature on the final steel beam of the new UCR Student Success Center

  5. 2019 Dissertation Year Program Award from Graduate Division

  6. 2016 Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Countries I have visited

Ad altiora tendo

I strive toward higher things