Education: 1997: Master degree in Biology Tuscia University, Viterbo (Italy);
2004: PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics Leiden University (The Netherlands).
Present and past positions: since August 2020 Research staff member at Istituto Officina dei Materiali del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IOM-CNR) di Trieste (Italy).
2013- 2020: Senior Post-Doc at IOM-CNR Trieste (Italy);
2011-2013: Research fellowship at CBM AREA Science Park, Trieste (Italy);
2010-2011: Research fellowship Trieste University (Italy);
2005-2009: Research Fellow with the Italian Ministerial program “Il Rientro dei Cervelli” Tuscia University, (Italy);
2004-2005: Post-Doc fellowship Tuscia University (Italy).
Scientific activity: scanning probe microscopy application in biological research. In particular investigation of cellular processes such as cell mechanics, mechanotrasduction, cell-adhesion. L. A. has published 39 papers in international peer reviewed journals.