Assistant Professor Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. Associated member of the Programs in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Indiana University Network Science Institute.

2016 – Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, Association for Psychological Science.
2016 – present Fellow Association for Psychological Science. 
2010 – Fellow Italian Academy for the Advancement of Science, Columbia University
2000 – Summa Cum Laude, University of Rome, La Sapienza.

Previously, Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. Worked with Brian Wandell to study the network of white matter connections of the human brain. Also worked at the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan with Justin Gardner to study the visual attention system. Received a postdoctoral fellowship by the Japanese Society for the Advancement of Science for the work at RIKEN. Before that worked in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University with Vincent Ferrera on Neuroeconomics and vision. Postdoctoral work at Columbia funded by a Fellowship by the Italian Academy.

PhD from the New York University working with Marisa Carrasco on the effects of attention on contrast processing. PhD work funded by the MacCracken Predoctoral Fellowship.