Paolo graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2015 at the University of Bari, he subsequentially obtain a Specialization in Infectious Disease of Animals in University of Bari in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. In 2018, he started a PhD course in “Animal Health and Zoonosis” at the University of Bari, with the topic in “New diagnostic techniques in animal virology and virus discovery” under the supervision of Prof. Vito Martella. In November 2019, he completed a Short Master: “Statistics for biomedical research: from the clinical question to analysis of data (La statistica per la ricerca biomedica: dal quesito clinico all’analisi dei dati)” by Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University “Aldo Moro” of Bari. In 2019, he spent a three-month traineeship (Augoust-November 2019) in the laboratory of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences of Hong Kong, in virologic research under the supervision of Prof. Vanessa Barrs.
In May 2021 he started his EVM Standard Residency Training Program at University of Bari with Prof Vito Martella as supervisor.
Research activities of Paolo are focused on different topics including hepatic and enteric viral infections, including rotavirus, astrovirus, circovirus, hepadnavirus, hepevirus. In this field, he worked mainly in virology diagnostics and the discovery and characterization of viruses of humans and animals, using both conventional and molecular diagnostic methods. He was also involved in studies related to bioinformatics analysis of several viral genomes. Moreover, he contributed to identified hepatotropic viruses, hepadnavirus and hepevirus, in domestic carnivores.