PhD in Organic Chemistry
I am a synthetic organic chemist.
I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemistry at the University of Milan specializing in organic synthesis and catalysis.
I continued my education earning a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). My research focused on the total synthesis of a complex and promising anticancer natural product (indoline alkaloid) involving transition metal catalyzed C-H functionalization methodologies.
Afterwards, I moved to Canada where I worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Alberta on the design and development of novel boron-containing heterocycles for drug discovery applications.
Finally, I worked as Research Scientist (organic and medicinal chemist) in a CRO in Montreal where I was responsible for the route design and synthesis of candidate drugs for the treatment of psychiatric diseases.
I have recently returned to Italy and I am currently looking for new job opportunities in the pharmaceutical field.