Luca is a Senior Associate at DCVC Bio, where he brings thirteen years of academic experience in the biomedical field. Prior to joining DCVC, Luca received an M.D. summa cum laude from the University of Bologna, and a Ph.D in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University, where he studied the mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders in the laboratories of Lasker Awardee Jeff Friedman and Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard. While a graduate student in New York, Luca was involved in the tech ecosystem as a consultant for startups and early-stage investors.
Aside from his scientific endeavors, Luca founded and directs Pintô International, a contemporary art gallery that promotes Southeast Asian and Central American artists globally, with headquarters in New York and San Francisco.