Graduated in Molecular Biology at Pisa's Scuola Normale Superiore in 2000, in 2005 he earned a PhD in Molecular Medicine with a cooperation between Scuola Normale and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
In 2006 he accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas' Health Science Center. In 2008 he published his first research on ‘multistage nanodelivery system’, which becomes a cover story on Nature Nanotechnology. The study is also selected by Nature Medicine as one of the “Top 5 breakthroughs in Nanomedicine” and helps him to become Assistant Professor at the first Department of Nanomedicine in an American Medical School Americana.
In 2010 he's co-Chair of Nanomedicine Department at Houston Methodist Research Institute.
Dal 2011 he's the scientific director of Surgical Advanced Technology Lab of Department of Surgery and in 2015 founds (and directs since then) the Center for Biomimetic Medicine, within the Regenerative Medicine Program of the Institute of Academic Medicine. Between 2009 and today, he received generous funding ($14M) by DoD and DARPA, to create bioactive nanomaterials to regenerate of muscle-skeletal tissues. He's honored to coordinate a multidisciplinary research group of about 30 people, he published 95 articles, held 120 international conferences and obtained 10 international patents on nano - and bio-materials for biomedical use.