Edoardo is a doctoral student at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at UC Berkeley. His research is focussed on better understanding the effect of climatic changes on forest pathosystems, studying Cypress Cancer Disease (CCD) as a model of host-pathogen interaction in climatic changing context. His research involves bioinformatics, computational tools and modern biostatistical methods for better understanding forest diseases and the interaction of microorganisms, plants, and environments. Before joining ESPM, Edoardo was a research fellow at the University of Florence working in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council on host-pathogen molecular interaction in CCD, of different cypress clones selected for being CCD resistant. While he was a Master's student at the University of Florence, he participated in the Erasmus Traineeships program for students abroad, as an intern at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science of Uppsala (Sweden). He studied the change of airborne fungal communities over time by applying metagenomic techniques on samples collected from airborne traps.
He has been active in Student Associations — President of the Association of Forestry Students of the University of Florence and Head of the European Forest Institute Subcommission for the International Forestry Students' Association.