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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2002-2007 Bachelor in Ecology, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome
2007-2010 Master Course in Ecobiology, Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
2010 PhD student at the Max Plank Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig – Leipzig School of Human Origins, University of Leipzig

 

Field experience

2006 Field assistant,
Université de Montréal Constance Dubuc, PhD student
Determinants of paternity in rhesus macaques
Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico
2007 Field assistant,
Universidade de São Paulo -  Ethocebus Project Michele Verderane, PhD student
Socioecology of Cebus libidinosus
Fazenda Boa Vista (PI), Brazil
2009 Data collection for Master dissertation
Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” – ISTC-CNR, Roma - Ethocebus project
Supervisor: Elisabetta Visalberghi
Strategies of food processing in two wild groups of Cebus libidinosus
Fazenda Boa Vista (PI), Brazil

 

Other research experience

2005 Data collection for Bachelor dissertation
Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” – Ethoikos
Supervisor: Monica Carosi
Spontaneous subtraction of two infants in captive Macaca tonkeana: behavioral and physiological stress response in mothers
Parco del Piano dell’Abatino (RI), Italy
2006 Collaboration in hormonal extraction from faecal samples
Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy, Dept. of Experimental Veterinarian Sciences
2008 Laboratory assistant
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology (CNR), Roma  (IT) – Universita` di Parma (IT)
Coordinators: Elisabetta Visalberghi; Pier Francesco Ferrari
Role of imitation in increasing affiliation, empathy, and rapport between individuals in Cebus apella.
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology (CNR), Roma  (IT)

 

Scolarships and Awards

2006 Grant by Ethoikos S.r.l. covering travel and accommodation costs during my staying at Faculty of Veterinary, Padova, Italy conducting a laboratory experience on hormonal extraction from faecal samples for my Bachelor dissertation.
2007 Grant by Ethoikos S.r.l. (€ 400,00). Contribution for further development of my Bachelor thesis project.
2007-2008 Scholarship by Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (€ 1.095,00). Collaboration in university services (total 150 hours). Partecipating students are selected according to their academic results.
2008 Scholarship by “Poste Italiane” (€ 2.500,00) awarded to employee’s sons/daughters with excellent academic results in their first degree.
2009 Grant by “Nordesta - reflorestamento e educaçao” www.nordesta.org (1.000,00 R$). Nordesta is a non governental association engaged in preservation of the tropical rainforests and the improvement of living standards of rural populations in Brazil. I received this contribution for my Master thesis work in Brazil.
Scholarship by Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (€ 2.800,00) for development of a Master thesis project abroad. Two scholarship are granted each year to students in Biology selected according to their academic results

 

Teaching experience


2014
Lecture on “Primate Cognition” within the module “Primate Behavioral Ecology”, (module holder Dr. Anja Widdig; 11-BIO-0804), as part of the MSc. Degree program of Biology at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Lecture on “Primate Culture and Tool Use” within the training program for volunteers participating in the PanAf project (led by Dr. Hjalmar Kühl) which took place at the Max Planck for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Germany.

 

Languages

Fluent in Italian and English; Proficient in French and Portuguese.