I completed my BSc and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Padova (Italy). I also trained at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Rotman Research Institute (in Toronto) under the supervision of Drs. Cheryl Grady and Jenny Rieck. I am now a PhD student at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University working with Dr. Nathan Spreng. My research interests lie in understanding mechanisms of inter-regional communication in the brain and their behavioural relevance, particularly in the context of cognitive control. Specifically, I am investigating whether and how large-scale network architecture interacts with BOLD signal variability patterns, in healthy aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s populations.