Dr. Pelosi received his PhD in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Bologna, Italy. He joined the Laboratory of Genetics – Human Genetics Section – at NIA/NIH in Baltimore, USA, as a postdoctoral Visiting Fellow. Upon finishing his postdoctoral appointment, he accepted a position as Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Genetics. He received the “Nathan Shock” award in 2008 from the NIA/NIH, and the “Cattaneo” award for young scientists in Italy in 2009.
More recently, he took up a position as Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane in 2016.
His research efforts have focused on the genetic bases of sex-determination, ovarian development, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), and menopause. He also studies the development of the female reproductive tract, and the genetics of Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. He is also actively involved in aging studies to characterize the molecular mechanisms of factors affecting age-related diseases and lifespan.