Stefano was one of founders and the Director of Viral Vector Department at Okairos Srl. Previously, Stefano was Senior Research Fellow at IRBM, where he contributed to drug discovery programs on the hepatitis B and C viruses; and to the adenovirus vector development for therapeutic gene transfer and gene-based vaccination.

    Stefano has strong research experience in the field of viral vectors for gene delivery and expertise in good manufacturing process (GMP) production and quality assessment.

    Stefano has overseen and directed manufacturing campaigns of numerous GMP clinical trial materials, and is responsible for the GMP Facility at ReiThera. He has published articles in leading journals such as New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Medicine on viral and infection and vaccines.