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About me

Greetings! I am Gabriele, a physicist and materials scientist driven by a passion for exploring the multidisciplinary facets of science.

Beyond the Lab

Beyond the lab and my research activities, I love to strengthen the relationship between myself and the society where I live. Sharing the findings of my scientific endeavors and the wealth of knowledge about spiders, arachnids, and the natural world is more than a professional obligation — it is a profound and integral aspect of my life’s purpose. Through these interactions, I aim to instill a shared appreciation for the wonders of science and the intricate beauty of the creatures that inhabit our world.

I am convinced that this aids the impact of my research and it is my duty as scientist.

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Research apart, I love to do other activities that involve the communities where I live in. The disclosure of my scientific results and spiders knowledge (as well as the arachnids) is a huge part of my life. I love to share my knowledge and my passion for spiders and Science, especially in the schools of any level.

  • Community Connection
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Inspiring Education

How it all begun!

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How did my passion start?

The truth is… I do not know.

Since I was very young I was fascinated with spiders and weird creatures (as my mom would say). The picture above is the first evidence that links me to the spiders. I was around 6 years old, and somehow I convinced my grandma to bake a cake with the shape of a spider on its web. As a kid, I spent hours seeking small animals in the garden, and delving into the encyclopedic books about animals (I still have those books!).

Why didn’t I choose Biology over Physics?

Back then I realized that it would have been more luckily to work with spiders by studying physics rather than Biology. The competition in Biology was fiercer.

It turned out pretty well…. it seems!

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