She received her PhD in Biotechnologies applied to Medical Sciences from the University of Milan. She is currently a staff scientist at the Institute of Neuroscience of the National Research Council. The main focus of her research activity has always been the study of neuronal function in health and disease, both in vitro on neuronal cultures, mainly investigating synaptic morphology and calcium regulation of synaptic function, and in vivo studying the consequences of synaptic dysfunction by means of behavioral analysis. Her previous research activity was mainly focused on the protein SNAP-25 in psychiatric diseases. She currently investigate how inflammation impacts neurodevelopment, with particular focus on the mechanisms involved in neurodevelopmental diseases following prenatal insults.