Education & Research Experience

Competitive Funding

Honors and Awards

  • 2017, February. First place prize at the 2017 Art and Science image contest to the 61st Biophysical Society meeting, New Orleans (LA, USA)
  • 2015, February. Travel award from the Biophysical Society’s Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women. Baltimore (MD, USA)
  • 2014, July. Award from the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM). Summer school on Electronic Structure Theory for Materials and (Bio)Molecules, University of California Los Angeles
  • 2011, February. Award from the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Molécolaire (CECAM). School on Hybrid Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics (QMMM) approaches to biochemistry, Lausanne (CH)

Grants for Computational Resources

  • 2016, November. Awarded as a PI with 225,000 MD Simulation Units (~190,000 USD) on ANTON-2, the world fastest supercomputer, donated by D.E. Shaw Research to the the National Research Council (NRC)
  • 2016, July. Awarded as PI with 1,573,193.0 Service Units (~130,000 USD) by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) resources of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • 2015, July: Awarded with Prof. U. Rothlisberger by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE, 11th call) with 6.3 million core hours on the Intel Cluster Marenostrum (SP).
  • 2012-2014: Key contribution in the awarded PRACE projects (PI. Dr. De Vivo), resulting in 13.9 million core hours (8th call) and 5 million core hours (5th call) on the Curie Cluster (FR).

Outreaching & Service


  • Nationality: Italian
  • Languages (fluent): Italian, German, French and English
  • Hobbies: I enjoy reading about history and philosophy (favorite books: Narcissus and Goldmund, H. Hesse; Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order, B. Spinoza; The Republic, Plato), playing instruments and outgoing sports (swimming, climbing, trekking, biking … )