Education

1995-96

Post-doctoral Mercer Fellow, Harvard University Herbaria

1994-95

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Washington State University

1994

Ph.D. in Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1987-88

Doctoral courses in biosystematics: Department of Botany, University of Florence

1986-87

Post-Laurea internship: Department of Botany, University of Bologna

1986

Laurea degree magna cum laude in Botany, University of Bologna (equivalent to MS degree)