Dr. Giulia Pignataro was born in L’Aquila, Italy, and graduated from Pisa University of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 with an experimental thesis on chronic enteropathies published by Edizioni Accademiche Italiane. In 2016, she obtained the Master’s degree of Level I in Food Quality Management & Communication at the University of Pisa. Since 2017, she has been a Ph.D. student at the University of Teramo with a research project on the gut microbiota of the dog; her mentor is Prof. Alessandro Gramenzi professor of animal food and nutrition.
She works in the clinical nutrition service within the University of Teramo Teaching Veterinary Hospital (UniDiet) and has several scientific publications on nutraceuticals and gut microbiota to his credit.
Since 2014, she has been working as a freelancer in veterinary clinics and hospitals first in Tuscany and then in Abruzzo, working in internal and emergency medicine with a focus on gastroenterology and nutrition.
In 2018 she held a 5-month internship in Ghent, Belgium within ProDigest to develop an in vitro model simulating the dog intestinal ecosystem presented as a poster at the 2019 ECVIM congress. In 2020, her internship in the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University comes to an abrupt end due to the Covid-19 pandemic.