Graduated in Biological Sciences with honors, specialized in Microbiology and Virology with honors; he then obtained the PhD in Agrarian Entomology.
Researcher at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II since 2002 and lecturer of the “Beekeeping” course since 2007. Since 2010 he has been appointed by the Ministry of Health as Expert in the Advisory Commission for Phytosanitary Products and since 2012 consultant of the National Institute of Health for the aspects of effectiveness for the registration of pesticides. Promoter for Erasmus Program with the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) since 2009. He mainly deals with biomolecular and cytogenetic methodologies applied to the study of insects and bee pathologies, as well as the effectiveness of plant protection products. There are several awards and prizes obtained including the prestige of the “Cozzarelli Price” granted by the National Academy of Science (USA) with the paper Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees released in the first six articles of 2013 distinguished by originality and scientific excellence (2014).