Elisa Pellegrino graduated in Agricultural Sciences and obtained a PhD in Crop Sciences at the Pisa University. She has a permanent position at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and from 2017she is qualified for Associate Professor in Agronomy. She participated to 29 international andnational research projects, playing an active role as participant, scientific leader and co-leader aswell as principal investigator. She was visiting at the at the Universidad Tecnica del Norte, Ibarra, Ecuador at the Volcani Center, Israel, at the University of York, UK, and at the West Virginia University, USA. She is member of several scientific society: European Society of agronomy (ESA), Italian Society of Agronomy (SIA), British Ecological Society (BES) and International Mycorrhizal Society (IMS). Project evaluator for BES and EU and reviewer for several scientific journals. Author of about 80 publications, including 24 articles in indexed journals; she has an HI of 11 and 562 citations.