I received my education at the University of Pavia, where I obtained the M.D. degree cum Laude (1981) and the specialization in Internal Medicine (1986).
In 1993, I received the specialization in Hematology at the University of Parma.
From December 1999 to June 2011, I was a member of the active staff in Onco-Hematology at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milano, where I also served (2005 to 2011) as Director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Manipulation Unit.
From 2006 to 2016, I served as Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Milano.
In 2011, I moved to the Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, where I currently am Section Chief of Lymphoid Malignancies and Cancer Therapeutics.
In January 2017, I was appointed as Associate Professor of Hematology at Humanitas University.