Dr Antonini received her M.D. from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” Magna Cum Laude, with Top Honors in all examinations. She has a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology. In more than 30 years of experience in Pharma Industry Dr Antonini has played a key role in many successful programs of drug development, capitalizing on her scientific leadership and on-the-job experience in the designing, implementation and interpretation of clinical trials. Among Dr Antonini’ accomplishments are a substantial contribution to the clinical development of a number of products in the cardiovascular (including but not limited to biomarkers and medical devices), internal medicine, metabolism, respiratory, oncology, immunology and neuroscience area. Dr Antonini has established valuable relationships and collaborations with many key scientific leaders in a number of therapeutic areas and this allowed her to build an innovative, strong partnership with Italian and International Academia in the field of Clinical Research. As a peer interlocutor of Academy members Dr Antonini has been invited to be Lecturer in various Universities, has authored several peer-reviewed articles and has been invited as speaker in International events in the areas of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Methodology of clinical trials and Pharmacology.