Roberto obtained his PhD at the university of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in France where he worked in Dr. Andreas Schedl's lab. His PhD work focused on the role of WT1 gene in urogenital development and homeostasis. From February 2013, he is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Michaela Fry at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute in the UK. His project aims at unravelling how skin stem cells regulate their gene expression at both transcriptional and post transcriptional levels. He is helping EuroStemCells with Italian translation since the end of 2014.