I graduated in Medicinal Chemistry and Technology at the University of Padova, Italy, in 2010, and obtained my PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from Cardiff University in 2013, working on the computer-aided design and synthesis of novel potential antiviral agents against HCV. After my PhD studies, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Cardiff University for one year, developing new fluorinated anticancer agents to treat prostate cancer, after which I briefly joined a pharmaceutical company in Rome to work as a synthetic chemist in the development of new drugs. I then moved back to Cardiff University to resume my academic research work on the computer-aided design and synthesis of new potential drugs, and in 2016 I was awarded a Sêr Cymru II Individual Research Fellowship, with which I focussed on the in silico design and synthesis of new antiviral agents. In September 2019, I was appointed Lecturer in Chemistry at Swansea University. Since 2016, I am a STEM Ambassador.