Born in Brescia, Italy (1949); Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Parma (1974); Ass. Prof. of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1985-) c/o Department of Veterinary Medicine, Parma; Director of the Inst. of Mol. Biol. and Veterinary Biochemistry (1987-1998); retired 2017. Academic interests: Biochemistry, Neurophysiology, Biophysics, Cognitive Sciences. Extra academic interests: Yoga Teacher; Conceptual Artist.