PhD, Associate Professor in Plant Pathology at Di3A. Her research activity focus on molecular diagnosis; phenotypic and genomic characterization of plant pathogenic and beneficial bacteria; molecular plant-bacteria interaction and related genomics and microbiome studies. Main crops of interest: tomato, brassicas, carrot, citrus, olive, pear. Present appointments: Vice Chair COST16170 EuroXanth; Coordinator of the Master degree in “Agricultural Biotechnology”, Di3A, UniCT; Senior Editor of Australasian Plant Disease Notes, Springer; Associate Editor of European Journal of Plant Pathology, Springer. She is involved in the GT3 activities.