Gabriele was born in Italy and obtained a technical degree in Chemistry and M.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Milan.
Subsequently, he expanded his interest to the chemistry of metals in biological systems and obtained a Ph.D in Bioinorganic chemistry (with Prof. Milan Vasak) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
He continued his research investigating the chemistry and structural biology of metal transmembrane transporters at the California Institute of Technology (with Prof. Douglas C. Rees) and Aarhus University (with Prof. Poul Nissen).
He joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas At Dallas as Assistant Professor in 2015.
2014 - 2015 California Institute of Technology, CA, USA - Scientist
2013 - 2014 Aarhus University, Denmark - Postdoc
2009 - 2013 California Institute of Technology, CA, USA - Postdoc
2007 - 2009 University of Zurich, Switzerland - Postdoc
2003 - 2007 University of Zurich, Switzerland - Ph.D., Biochemistry
1996 - 2002 University of Milan, Italy - M.S., Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
1990 - 1995 J. Monnet Institute, Italy - Technical degree in Chemistry
2018 - 2023 Maximizing Investigator Research Award (MIRA), NIGMS, NIH
2017 - 2020 Robert A. Welch Research Grant recipient
2011 - 2014 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship award,
2009 - 2011 Fellowship for Prospective Researchers, SNSF, Switzerland
2008 Swiss Chemical Society presentation prize in Medicinal Chemistry
2007 - 2008 Research grant award, Support of Young Scientists, Univ. of Zurich
2006, 2008 Swiss Society of Biochemistry Travel Awards, Switzerland
2003 Zampese Award for M.Sc. with honors, CRA Bank, Italy
2002 Summa cum laude, University of Milan, Italy