I’m a PhD candidate for DiSSPA-UNIBA. I’m working on Xylella fastidiosa epidemiology, mainly focusing on vectors biology and Xylella transmission. I’ve spent 9 months in Almeida’s lab, UCB (Berkeley), working on Philaenus spumarius transmission efficiency of X. fastidiosa from grape to grape; I’ve also been involved in other research projects on investigation in Xylella transmission dynamic, and interaction between vectors and DSF plants. Previously, I’ve worked for IAM-Bari in mandatory survey for quarantine virus, CTV and PPV, and Scaphoideus titanus. My main research topics beside Xylella fastidiosa are alien pests in agriculture and taxonomy of Auchenorryncha.
Role in the project
UNIVERSITY OF BARI ALDO MORO
DEPARTMENT OF SOIL, PLANT AND FOOD SCIENCES
VIA AMENDOLA 165/A
Phone: 0039 3202228620