- PhD, Human and Exercise Physiology, University of Calgary, Canada
- MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Rome, Italy
- BS, Sport Sciences, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
I am interested in exploring how the metabolic, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular systems integrate at rest, during exercise, and in response to conditions that challenge O2 delivery to the exercising muscles in health and disease. The overarching goals of my research are to i) pinpoint the mechanisms that at various levels of these control systems limit exercise tolerance and ii) find novel, population-specific exercise-based interventions that mitigate the deleterious effects of physical inactivity, aging, and chronic disease. Currently, the focus of my research is to further our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for exercise intolerance in heart failure patients and of the potential beneficial effects of localized locomotor muscles training in this population.