Alessandro obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2009. He completed his master’s thesis as an exchange student at Uppsala University (Sweden). He then moved to Stockholm (Sweden) where he received his Ph.D. from Karolinska Institute in 2016 for his work on the development and molecular architecture of the peripheral nervous system in mice, in the laboratory of Patrik Ernfors. He then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in New York (USA), in the laboratory of Bo Li, where he investigated the brain circuits regulating appetite and energy homeostasis.
In 2022, Alessandro moved back to Stockholm and joined the Department of Neuroscience, in the Biomedicum, as a group leader. His lab investigates the brain-body mechanisms regulating weight homeostasis, in mice.