Curriculum Vitae


  • 1981: M.D. Degree, University of Padova School of Medicine.
  • 1984: Specialised in Endocrinology, University of Padova.
  • Ph.D. degree, “Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze dello Sviluppo”, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Italy.
  • 1995: Specialised in Pediatrics, University of Padova, Italy.
  • 1985-1987: Post Doctoral Fellowship, Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
  • 1989‑1991: Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA


  • Recipient of the 5th Nycomed Prize for basic research, The International Society of Paediatric Oncology, October 1995

RESEARCH GRANTS: National and EU Research Grants as a Primary Investigator/collaborator: AIRC; Ricerca Sanitaria Finalizzata Regione Veneto; COFIN/PRIN; (GENDEAF); EuroRett Project: European Consortium for the study of Rett Syndrome (E-Rare program, Sixth Framework); CARIPLO project 2010-0724; PI Third Party clause 10” of FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 project DESIRE (Grant Agreement n.602531). University of Padua  “ex “60%”.


Author of  58 full papers published in international peer-reviewed and indexed scientific journals


TEACHING ACTIVITY: Doctoral and post-doctoral thesis committees.

Professor of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, Schools of Speech Therapy, and NursingDietology


  • American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
  • European  Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
  • Italian Society of Human Genetics (SIGU)


Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director Laboratory of Molecular genetics of Neurodevelopment Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

Areas of interest: Neurodevelopmental disorders, Intellectual Disability/Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Onset Epilepsy; Cerebral Palsy and Infantile movement disorders, Hereditary  Deafness





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