Teaching Associate Professor
- BS (2007) Columbia University (Master of Public Health)
- PhD (1993) State University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Biotechnology)
- BS (1988) State Univerisity of Rome "La Sapienza" (Biological Science)
I obtained a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy and a Master of Public Health from The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.
In light of the AIDS crisis, I joined Dr. Landau’s Lab as a post-doctoral fellow, where I participated in the seminal discovery of the cellular co-receptor (CCR5) that HIV uses during entry into the cells.
As a scientist, I worked with highly specialized teams and published widely on subjects such as viral-host interactions and immunopathogenesis with a particular focus on HIV and inflammatory processes. More recently, I have acquired a strong background in thee field of public health and experience carrying out community-based research and epidemiological investigations. I has been awarded the prestigious Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Fellowship Award, the NSLIJHS Research Award, the Gilead Investigator-Sponsored Award as principal investigator, and the Patient-Centered Outocomes Research Institute grant as co-investigator.
Throughout my research and teaching career, I have trained medical students and medical fellows as well as post-docs in the field of biomedical research.
- Graduate Committee Member
- Health Professions Advisory Committee (HAPC) Member
- Undergraduate Committee Member
Teaching Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Hoboken, NJ (September, 2022 - present)
Lecturer, Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Hoboken, NJ (2020 - present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, Department of Biological Sciences – Brooklyn, NY (2016 - 2019)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell Hempstead, NY (2014-2018).
Senior Analyst, Department of Medicine and Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY – (2010-2018)
Institute Scientist, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (2000-2007)
Staff Investigator, The Picower Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY (1999-2000)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY (1993-1998)
1993-1995: Postdoctoral Italian Fellowship, AIDS Research Foundation, Department of Health, Rome, Italy.
1995-1998: Postdoctoral Fellowship Aaron Diamond Foundation, New York, USA.
2004-2005: Research Award “North Shore-LIJ Health System”, Manhasset, NY, USA.
Gilead Foundation; 2017-2018. Assessing differential adherence to medications and quality of life among people living with HIV and comorbidities.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); 2014-2016. Telehealth Self-Management Program in Older Adults Living with Heart Failure in Health Disparity Communities.
BIO381 (Molecular and Cell Biology)
BIO282 (Introductory Biology Laboratory)
BIO484 (Introduction to Molecular Genetics lab)